Usually when I am walking the dogs in the morning, it is about the same time as the kids are walking to school. I think that’s one of the reasons why Katie used to always lead me to the park was to see all the kids cutting through it to school. So Katie made a few friends with some of the kids including a girl, also named Katie, who lives just down the street. Her Mom had asked about Katie’s absence from our walks, so they knew she had died. This morning they gave me some flowers and Katie made the card below. She included Katie’s shoes in the drawing, which always made Katie stand out since no other dogs in the neighborhood wear shoes.