i found out why you insisted we run the flag up only half way. No wonder you didn't answer in the email just "confirmed" that we honor the request. You were abashed about your silly idea and also maybe worrying you were the only state office to have your flags run half mast for a police dog.

Rightly so.

Anyway don't worry. The dog being a state employee will provide his whelps through PERS for many years to come.