Today marks a sad anniversary for William and me. It was one year ago that William lost his dear friend and favorite date for ice cream, the sweet and beautiful Lucy. It may be a fallacy to attribute human emotions to dogs or to think we understand dogs' emotions, but I believe William misses Lucy still. Her house is on our usual dog walk route, and although these days we don't get that far every day, when we do, William often stops at the door and waits expectantly, as if he thinks at any moment the door will open and Lucy will come bounding out, a smile on her face and her tail wagging.
The picture of William and Lucy was taken three years ago, on their first date for Betsy's Bow Wow at Lick. What a difference three years can make.
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