Yesterday we gave away the puppy to a family friend. We'd always planned to give her away because we didn't think we'd want more than one dog in the house, and because there's this Filipino belief that you should always give away your first litter. All the same the departure felt so sudden and final. We're a bit sad because we are going to miss the little stinker. Mommy Dog is a sad, too, as you can see from the picture, and has in fact been restless and despondent throughout the weekend.