Lily will be thirteen on July 3. This sweet golden retriever has been my beautiful dog since she was about six or seven weeks old. She has been such a relevant part of my life, being there while I completed and published all four of my books, and readily obliging me in being the canine subject model in many of my photographs. She cares very little about being photographed these days, but she used to be this pose-for-anything-supermodel. I've written about her here more than once in this nine year old blog; she's earned many nicknames as I've shared, but the one now is Best Girl, the companion. That's what we become in our older years, and that title is earned.
Almost thirteen. My patriotic dog.