19 March 2010

photo 92

March 2004
She wasn't even two yet, but Addison Grace has always loved Zoe. The same is true for the reverse. A few days home from the hospital with my first wee one, I was sitting on the floor with my back propped against the couch. I'm not sure why I was down there, especially since I was holding baby Addi. But, Zoe came over to sit near me (meaning, her body pressed up against any part of me, almost on top of me) and when she turned to get just so, she tucked in that torturous-if-it-whacks-you tail. She'd never done that before and I'm not sure she's ever done it since. I already knew she was a great dog, but that kind, small act of gentleness around a new baby (the baby that had taken her place no less) made my heart swell with love for our dog.