Our Black Dog had a birthday recently. He's 11 years old, and he's as goofy as ever.
I think that his sister was singing him Happy Birthday in this photo. And R was simultaneously waving to the camera. I have no idea how they came up with their crazy poses that they used throughout the fall. They made me laugh daily.
The next one was one of my favorites from the year. I took it during a camping trip in the height of wildflower season back in July, when R's eyes still appeared to be perfect. I love his eyes but, mainly, I love R's beautiful spirit.
Happy Birthday to our wonderful Black Dog. We still have so much to learn from you and so much fun to have with you.