We said goodbye to our loyal Poppy yesterday. She has gone to the big dog kennel in the sky after 15 years as a member of the family. We had many happy walks together over Otley Chevin and along the Leeds-Liverpool Canal, and future trips won't be the same without her. She suffered the "friendship" of a generation of cats, and perfected the art of hoovering crumbs off the carpet almost before they landed. She will be remembered with a smile.