Sous-chef Hall-Klingner, our dog of 14 years, died on 17 March 2022. She was a loyal and loving member of our family. She escorted us from Berkeley to Oakland to Austin, welcomed Annie and Paul to the pack, and delivered us safely to our new house.
Sous took me on thousands of walks and runs. I owe to her my adult relationship with the outdoors. I promised to care for her for her whole natural life, and I feel lucky that I got to keep that promise.
She’d been slowing down for years, but still made the half-mile walk with Annie and Paul to elementary school most mornings. Finally, she just got too tired, and she needed to rest, so we let her go. Goodbye, Sous. We love you.