Shotgun, "Gunny", the small female beagle, came to us in December. Elizabeth was driving home from town and found her running down the middle of the state highway a mile from our house in the rain. After much effort to find her owners, to no avail, we accepted her into the family. We fell in love with her right away, and within a week we couldn't imagine how we managed without her. Gunny marched right in the day we found her and claimed the cats' bed as hers. Her favorite pastimes are gopher watching, chipmunk chasing, and playing with the young pups. She also loves to ride shotgun in the car or truck, hence her name. She rode with us to all of our distance races this winter as a sleeping bag warmer and companion. If we had a nickel for every time someone asked us "Is that your lead dog, hahahah?", we'd have our dogfood bill paid up for the year. Gunny fits right in with the huskies--she cannot be trusted off-leash. She gets on a scent and she's gone. Last week, Elizabeth let her loose in our 2 acre fenced-in yard, Gunny dug under and escaped, and Elizabeth had to pull her out of a gopher hole by the tail!