The weekend was not all fun times with spiders. We also had to say goodbye to our friend Taiko, the large, and surpringly tough and worldly rottweiler we had known for many years. Taiko suffered a stroke on Saturday, and when we went to see him in the evening, he could no longer walk. He stayed with his beloved owner Buffie through the night, and on Sunday a veterinarian made a house call, and we said goodbye as he was euthanized. He was happy and comfortable at home during his last moments, surrounded by loved ones. He will be missed.