I just wanted to take a moment to remember my college roommate from Ohio State, Denise Fuciu, DVM, my good friend for almost exactly 40 years, and one of the most clever and interesting people I have ever known. I am in frozen Canton, Ohio, tonight in order to attend her funeral tomorrow. I will miss her dearly. She was the keeper of the memories, "The Book of Quotes," and my enthusiastic consultant on everything animal in my novels. Her humor has been a constant in my life, all the way until the end, regardless of her diagnosis.