Just a brief note to offer a grateful thanks to all the well-wishers from all over—some of which have posted as comments and many of which have not. All have been received with humble gratitude. Thanks.
Notes from home—Lulu's got new bling! Fancy wide red collar (the proper term for this self-tightening type is a martingale—thanks to Greg Christie for that information) and a brand-new engraved gold I.D. tag. The girl is stylin'. It wasn't easy getting this picture, either, since even the littlest thing the happens in the back yard demands Lulu's immediate and enthusiastic attention.