The same day I had a shoot with Louie the 9 month old Scotty puppy, I also met Ally who is also a Scottish Terrier. Ally is 9 years old and has recently been diagnosed with lymphoma. Luckily her "mom" works for a veterinarian and Ally is getting the best possible care for her illness. Not that you'd ever suspect that she's sick - she's got a ton of energy and seems to live each moment to it's fullest potential. This is one of the beautiful things about dogs. You don't see them whining about their lot in life or worrying themselves sick over things they can't change. They just live life and they do it happily and gracefully and without regrets.