Just a reminder that on busy streets, leashes are so important. My MIL's 2 year old dauchsund Zappa was hit by a neighbor (who does drive like a bat out of H*#L ) while out front last week. It's so sad. My FIL was out there with he and the other doxie, walking them in the front yard to use the bathroom. Zappa was killed instantly, so there was no pain, but my MIL is taking it very hard, understandably. The saddest thing is how melancholy his doxie brother is now, without his playmate. I am hoping that when she is ready to get another one, she'll use a great local doxie rescue... but it will be a little while until she's ready for that.