Our youngest baby, Dusty, is a 12-1/2 year-old Golden retriever. This was shot three years ago with DS and DD. Recent vet visits have forced us to reflect on his failing body and to cherish every cuddle while we can. Below is Dusty in his favorite napping spot between the couch and the coffee table in the family room where I often grade papers with him at my feet. He is truly a precious creature.