Dune Lange • Dec 2016 - April 15, 2018. I thought about a part of Ariel Levy's memoir as I contemplated how my sweet perfect happy puppy could die within the span of a week: "Nature is wasteful. That is why there are so many pine cones on the forest floor-nature starts many more projects than she can ever finish." I raised Dune from three months old, took him to puppy class, every dog park, San Francisco, Joshua Tree, countless beach days. He grew into a dog whose purpose in life was to have fun, go on adventures, and be by my side. I got him in a sad time and he became my best friend, and brought so much happiness into my life. He was everyone's best bud who knew him. I wanted so many years with him, but I am grateful for the one I got. When he passed away my Mum said "you were so good to him", but really, he was so good to me. I will miss him and think about him everyday.