Reason for stopping: bedtime, end of scene, end of story. I got through one of the gutwrenchy bits on SM I was dreading. It's not grounded enough, but it's done.
I'm sorrowful tonight: a brave old dog I've known for ten years now is dying of cancer. I just got off the phone with my Mom, who is understandably upset. I'm kind of unhappy about it myself: she's an accomplished girl, and very sweet, and she's much too young for this, and my Mom doesn't need to go through it now.
So feel free to send a few kind thoughts to Ch. Iota Adut van der Hoolhoeve. That's her on the right.
Here are some of her babies.