While there are some days that really test my patience, I can’t imaging living life without animals. I’ve had dogs in my life since I was a child and today I have 2 white shepherds and a border collie. The house is full of barking, growling, and little feet constantly running around but without this, it would be a dull existence. Dogs especially bring so much joy into our lives as our pets envision us to be our best selves and treat us that way, no matter how we treat them. They’re always happy to see us and sad when they can’t be around us. This photo was taken a few days ago out next to our pool as Bear was waiting to see what I was doing before finding a toy that I could throw for him. His intent stare demonstrates a concentration of loyalty as he watches my every move. I’m happy to have such great dogs and they make the very best photo models you can find.