Well Sam, 10 years ago, mom and dad had to let our first kid go in peace. His name was Wupper and he was 18 years old when he left for the Bridge. He was born deaf but we think that he made up for it by barking so loud, the folks on the East Coast could hear him.
10 weeks earlier in 2004, we lost Wupper's younger brother, Max.
Max was 15 years old when we had to let him go. 2004 was so bad that your mom and dad skipped celebrating Christmas that year. No tree, no turkey. Just sadness.
The porch light's on again? Yes Sam, until tomorrow morning when we go for our morning walk.
So their spirits can find their way back home again, right dad? Yes Sam. That's right.