Hurricane Hazel Currie, our amazing Australian Cattle Dog, lost her battle to kidney disease today. She was proceeded in death by her companion Hurricane Hugo B. Currie. Hazel was a feisty dog with great intelligence and agility. A six foot fence wasn't big enough. She'd jump right over it. So we had to build an 8 foot fence. With Hugo, she went to work with me most days and enjoyed barking at the mailman and unexpected parishioners. Her favorite job of all time was herding Hugo. Like Hugo, Hazel was named after a famous South Carolina hurricane. Hazel was a little wary when Frances and Katherine, our daughters, were born but soon discovered she could herd them. She also kept watch over them at the park. Dogs are people too, I say, and I will forever miss my friend Hazel.