I'm writing to you with some very sad news: my Duke (formerly Ludacris) was struck and killed after he climbed a fence and took off into the street. He died almost instantly. I know on your site you have memorials for the hounds that have passed. This dog was such a blessing in my life. I am so heart broken I don't know what to do. I just lost my best friend and running companion. I remember telling Jayne that I wanted him so I had someone to take walks with. Well since I got him I have started running. I have lost 130 lbs and am off all my meds; he was my life saver. I do want another at some point but not for a while; it's gonna take me a lot to get past this. I am so sorry as I know you all loved him as well.

Thanks again for bringing him into my life.
Tom Applegate

2 April 2008