Today, January 5th, 2012, is the sad day we lost Dudley's cousin Harry. Harry was a sweet dog with a gentle soul and a soft coat. I felt calm when I rested my hand on his smooth head. I will always remember that feeling.
Harry was just a few months older than Dudley. We took these photos seven years ago, when I'd had Dudley for only a week, and I brought him out to Connecticut to meet the family. I remember it like yesterday because Olivia was pretending to have pierced ears and we all went along with it.