In honor of my late basset hound, Barney a.k.a. Barn, Barn; I have decided to start a blog. Not only will it help me deal with the loss of one of my best friends, it will also serve as a life long diary for Fred. Fred is the new basset hound puppy I will be bringing home in late June. I know Fred cannot replace Barney, but he will help fill this hole in my heart.