To love a dog. 

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My favorite Suzy painting.

Dogs are such wonderful individuals, they live life like any moment could be special, like any trip outside their yard is a grand adventure. They leave us with wonderful memories. Our Suzy was a typical herding dog, and till she was about ten years old she could be a little standoffish and reserved with strangers. However she had a weakness. She loved her spots and generally if someone approached her talking about her beautiful spots our shy reserved dog turned to mush at their feet. Clearly this was a person of superior intellect and taste. I’m laughing thinking about how she suddenly trusted the stranger to pet her.