People who work daily with animals will tell you that while they are ALL special and wonderful and beautiful, every once in a while you fall hard for one in particular. This gorgeous creature is Elsa Rose. She's a Neapolitan Mastiff and quite the heartbreaker, as you can see. Though she is getting toward the end of her life, she has a sparkle in her eye and quite a lot of play left in her. She was an ideal subject and I admit to wishing we could have had a bit more time together, just for belly rubs and slobbery kisses.