I just found this thread, thanks to Phil.
I wish California were a departement of Switzerland, I'd be there.
I've carried the picture of your magnificent dog in her rain barrel cabin in my iPad since you posted it so long ago, and I've shown it to many people. They always say, "ohh"!
Now I will keep it forever.
Also, it seems I always think of you when I have any contact with CalTech and Pasadena. What a long way it is to the beach!
Love to you and...