I've fallen in love/become obsessed with a few things in my life, including striped bass, boats, and, of course, my wife. And I've never considered getting a tattoo of any of them. (Granted my wife would prefer not to have her image inked on my shoulder.) But as I passed that tattoo parlor I thought how damn cool it would be to have just a small tattoo of Pritch's head on, say, my calf. Because at some point Pritchard will pass on to the dove field in the sky, and while I may have other dogs, I certainly won't have her. And in just six months she's become just about everything I could ask for, and I still haven't even taken her in the field.