Many of you may know that I am of Dutch descent, thus it would come to no surprise that Cassie was bringing me home a Dutch treat to celebrate my 26thbirthday. I sat in anticipation, thinking about the possibility of Dutch chocolate, Dutch coffee or my favorite, dropjes (a salty black licorice treat). However, to my chagrin Cassie brought home a Dutch rabbit. I immediately fell in love (some of you may know about my love for rabbits beginning with BugZ). Through these past years Cacao AKA Kao (due to the inability of many to say Cacao) has lived with Cassie and I. He has been a comfort, joy and frustration at times; after all he is a rabbit. We will miss Kao - his visits at night, our morning routine of breakfast together, the uncorking of a new bottle of wine (he loves cab sav), and the warm cuddles and companionship that he has showed to Cassie and I over the years. On the 14th of September Cassie and I said goodbye to our dear friend and companion. However, we know that he is being well taken care of and loved by my dear parents who may enjoy Kao even more than we do (thanks mom and dad)!