This month marks the third anniversary of my dog Kaya’s
passing. A feisty Weimeraner/Pointer cross who lived sixteen long years, she was
the inspiration behind Modern Dog magazine and became its muse and mascot.  There’s not a day that goes by where I don’t
think of her, fondly remembering her soft-as-velvet ears, her love of our woodland
walks together and her unflagging love and loyalty. During a difficult time in
my life she was my rock, giving my life purpose and direction.

This being a time of year when we traditionally give
thanks, I would like to say thank you to my "heart" dog Kaya, I am a better person for having had her by my

I’m sure that many of
you feel the same way about your own dogs, so when I received an article the
other day about another such "heart" dog I thought I’d share it with you. Anyone who loves animals will be touched by it. Click here to read the article.