As our beloved old dog Maggie became more and more feeble, we knew it was time to let her go.  She had lost her appetite, and could not hear.  A few days before we let her go, we noticed that her food was being eaten….then we caught a glimpse now and then of a small yellow and white dog.  After a few days of being fearful, she would wait nearby for food.  She was obviously a throw-a-way dog.  She has on black spot on her tail that matches Maggie’s color.  We think maybe Katie’s arrival was arranged by Maggie to help us get over our grief at losing Maggie.  Anyway, Katie is now a member of the family and a fierce defender of the farm.  However we could use a little less “defending” at 2:00 AM.