Oy, life gets hard sometimes, no? We ride the roller coaster of our daily lives, sometimes barely hanging on, and looking for moments of respite from the craziness. For those of us who are pet lovers (dogs, cats, birds, fish, iguanas, etc.), one of the sweetest times of the day is when we come home to our beloved animal companions. Our animals often seem to have a supernatural ability to “get us,” and to know when we need extra special love and attention.
Last week I wrote about the ongoing battle over Chaim Grade's literary estate. Then on Sunday, The New York Times Magazine had a front-pager on Kafka's estate, which the National Library of Israel wants. But which the descendants of Max Brod, who Kafka gave his papers to and told him to destroy, remain tied up in a ca