So, I often send updates to Inge (Cali's breeder) and a few weeks ago, she mentioned that her husband was really sick and had lung cancer. I had sent her a reply about two weeks ago again, with no reply. Just today, I sent her another one telling her how Cali passed obedience classes and included a picture of her with her certificate. I also said I hoped her husband was doing better. Inge replied about an hour later saying congratulations and that her husband passed away last Friday. It definitely wasn't the reply I was hoping for, she mentioned feeling really sad and alone. I know it probably didn't help much, but I expressed my sympathies and loaded the e-mail up with some more Cali pictures. I felt kind of bad in a way mentioning her husband, but I guess there wasn't really a way for me to know. It just saddened me because I know they had no children and kept to themselves a lot, from what she told me.