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Columnist Hank Herman with Ricky the Beagle: "Itís been just over three months since our beloved Ricky the Beagle passed away. On April 18, in my column 'Goodbye to a good, good dog,' I wrote about how Ricky was an important part of every day of my life for 11 years. In the weeks since he died, Iíve missed his cuddly little presence big time. On the other hand ... I do have to admit that going dog-less gives you a certain degree of freedom. And adds some pretty big chunks of discretionary time to your day."