This brightened my day a great deal...

Rose is one of the best dogs who ever lived she is a 12 year old Golden that belongs to my sister and she has a new friend. Many a cat has found Rose to be a willing and warm pillow as she loves cats and kittens.

She is also much loved by a certain little girl and I took this just as they were waking up from taking a nap together a few years back.

If only Golden Retreivers could live forever... at the current breed standard Rose is already well beyond being a senior citizen but she still tries to catch the squirrels and sometimes still plays like she did when she was a puppy.