Dr. Donn Griffith was my first boss when I got out of vet school. He was also my mentor, friend, and sometimes verbal sparring partner (Poor Gayle during those times). He and Gayle and the rest of the Griffiths became family to me. Donn hired me at my second interview, over Chinese food. I remember him briefly summarizing attributes that he felt made me a good fit for the clinic and associate for him, but admitting that I got the job primarily because I was the only one who dared return for a second interview. And so it began. As much as Donn loved animals, nature, photography, Montana, veterinary medicine, fishing, learning anything new, laughter, a raucous debate, the big electronics show, great food and football, he loved his family most of all. Now all my love goes out to his dear family, and the many lives he touched.