I find it a very special honor to get to spend some time photographing older dogs. This adorable fellow is Spottie and he's been his person Mary's steadfast friend for the last 13 years. There is nothing on earth like an old friend. Mary and Spottie know each other so well that they seem to communicate purely through body language (which is good because Spottie is mostly deaf). He's in very good shape for an older fellow, loves treats, and has many, many more wags in that sweet tail of his.