I'm not sure why you would want to share your loss with a bunch of people you don't know but I'm sorry about the dog. I had a cat I liked a lot and it died a couple years ago.
Who says he doesn't know anybody here? Mikey's met quite a few folks from LS, and I've actually met around 15 people from here. So, yes, we do have friends here. If you'd have shown up to the ski trip, you would know that.