Will Rogers said, "If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." Anyone who’s had a beloved pet understands that statement … of the joy and value pets bring to our lives, and also the sense of loss in their passing. We recently lost our 10-year-old English pointer Belle to liver cancer. She was the fourth we’ve bid goodbye to over the years, and the emotional vacuum each has left behind is also a measure of how they enriched our lives. So please excuse me if I get a bit gushy and emotional in this week’s column.