Many of us correctly guessed that Sue's big news was a new dog. Please join me in welcoming Milo to their household! He's a big, beautiful boy, and I know they're all going to be very happy together. Sue adopted Milo from a rescue, and I have to give a shout out to all the rescues out there. Most breeds have at least a regional rescue, covering a few states. Yes, puppies are cute, but these more mature boys and girls need good homes and are often easier to welcome into a household than a needy little puppy (with a tiny bladder, short attention span, etc.) I hope if/when you're in the market for another pet, you'll consider adopting from a rescue. They do sometimes have puppies and/or young adult dogs too!
I'd also like to thank those of you participating in my little contest. I'll have the random number generator pick a winner this evening. I'd also like to thank everyone for the birthday wishes. Anne spread the word, and all of the good wishes are heartily appreciated.