Elk hunting outfitter Bob Eckhardt of Moran was among the first to lose a pet, a Catahoula hound he'd bought to protect his children in this still-wild country. "Sugar died in convulsions," says John Eckhardt, Bob's father. "And we didn't really know what killed her." Not long after, the family's golden retriever, Shadow, fell ill after an afternoon walk. "It was much worse," Eckhardt says. "She went completely crazy, crashing through a set of glass doors." The dog died soon after.