I never met Lance, but if his family reads this, they have Hira and my condolences.
It is a good idea to leave written instructions as to what you want for your dogs in case you depart this earth before you thought you would. I left more than enough money in my will to the SMCNA to see that our munsters are re-homed properly in the event they lose their owners. Hopefully it won't come to that, but tomorrow is not guaranteed to anyone. Sober, but necessary thoughts.
"In the long term, we are all dead" John Maynard Keynes.
"You can observe a lot just by watching."
"We are closer to here than there."
Hira Rhode (could have been Yogi Berra)