tb adopted a beautiful, sweet, smart, energetic, loving, stealthy purebred german shephard that he named palooka when he was in college. the photos of when he first brought her home are some of the cutest things you'll ever see - they both look like babies. when he moved to chicago he couldn't take her along and our parents begrudgingly agreed to take her until he figured out what to do with her. of course, they totally fell in love with her. they basically considered that dog their fourth kid. these pictures are two of my all-time favorites - my dad and pooks in the front yard. they were good friends. she had to be put to sleep yesterday. we're all taking it really hard.