Phone call at 2 a.m. brings bad news

Published: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 03:47 PM.

Sundae will be fine. She and her mother talk iPad to iPad on most evenings. Very soon, one of these video conversations will be interrupted by a brand new dachshund puppy poking its nose into the picture to sniff the screen.

Sundae will then introduce her new family member who will be filling Hanaby’s crater. It definitely won’t remain empty for very long.

Otis Gardner’s column appears here weekly. He can be reached at 

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