On Friday our family said goodbye to our sweet, funny and mischievous dog, Porter. In his 13 years with us Porter wore many hats: confidant, companion, clown, adventurer, mediator, traveller, protector and muse. His passing leaves a gaping hole in our collective hearts which in time we will fill with fond memories and laughter. But for now (and for a long to come i think) that hole feels empty and wide and our house feels much too quiet. He was so dearly loved and was such a very good dog.