But other breeds are special as well. After seeing attorney Joe Finnerty's obituary in The Sun, I went over to his mother-in-law's house (Jeanette is my neighbor) to offer condolences. She and Joe's daughter were sitting in the kitchen with Toby, Jeannette's King Charles Spaniel. Normally, when Toby sees me, he gets excited, often jumping on me, muddy paws and all. But that day, when I greeted him he barely looked up. Toby was in mourning with his family.