Short Stop, beloved companion in Verna Manion’s household for 14 years, was a handsome, loving, funny, and generous spirit. With curiosity and affection he accepted children, friends, family, all visitors and anything life sent his way. He was not a particular fan of The 4th of July. But, as he enjoyed classical music, was always excited to see the music teacher arrive. His too easily achieved goal would be a seat on the piano bench even if two humans had all available space. Remembrance donation by Judy Wolfe, March 2015.