This is Piquin. She is fourteen. Like many residents of Santa Fe, she is young at heart. You should see her when a rabbit hops into sight. Part of my board was covered by taking Piquin and her pal, Riley, for walks. Piquin is the very first Spanish word I learned in New Mexico. Apparently, the word, which derives from the Spanish term "Pequeno," meaning small, stands for a tiny, spicy chili pepper. Here, Pequin, the canine, sits with politely cossed paws as if posing for her picture.