We have even been known to FaceTime so they can see their granddogs, much to the confusion of Julie and Stephan who look quizzically at the screen when they hear the high pitched voices calling their names.
Those of us who work in animal welfare are frequently asked to answer a question that has no answer: When is the right time to end the life of a loved animal? A lousy question, but I guess it's just part of the job.
A lot has changed for Duff Goldman over the past year. The Ace of Cakes has gone off on a motorcycle powered Sugar High, becoming a bi-coastal frequent flyer who told me, "I travel so much I don't have a time zone anymore."
I've shared my office space with dozens of venomous snakes, and I've been responsible for the lives of hundreds of thousands of homeless dogs, cat and other animals. In all ways, it's work you take home with you.