Today we sent our German shepherd, Gunner, off to boot camp. A professional dog trainer will teach him courteous behavior towards other dogs–regardless of their breed or size or looks. We feel so lonely and lost without our dogs. Well, Lucky is in dog heaven now. And Gunner will be back in a week as a “new, transformed” dog, wagging his tail or walking past other canines in a dignified manner, instead of barking ferociously, ready to take a piece of the little yappers. We hope.