Today my two nieces are in my thoughts. My human niece Elizabeth turns five today. It's hard to believe that she's so old already.
The other niece in my thoughts today is my dog niece Katie, who has to have surgery to remove a toy she ate last week. Her mothers are beside themselves with worry, but as someone who has been through more dog surgeries than most people, I hope to assure them that there is nothing to worry about and Katie will be just fine.