He was such a hopeful and happy dog. I miss my "conversations with R" - because his irrepressible attitude would put a wide smile on my face. He is looking at me quizzically in the next photo, perhaps wondering what was next or what kind of treat I was about to give him.
I miss him, and I still talk to him in my head as I ride my bike. I've been stopping by the Lone Ponderosa almost daily to think about him and remember all of his antics. He is one of those spirits that will stay with me forever.
Happy Black Dog Sunday. Please find a way to smile today in memory of our Black Dog.