Missing our old dog Bodie tonight. We put up the Christmas tree, and I realized it would be our first Christmas without him in 15 years. He was a good dog, and before the boys were born he was almost like a child to me and Kris. Of course once Coop and Ty came along our priorities changed – clearly human children take precedence over the canine variety, but he always held a special place in our hearts and in our home. Luckily, Scout came to live with us before he passed away – and I like to think he taught her a thing or two before he left this world. This picture of the two of them was taken just a couple of months before he died. I haven’t seen it in a while, and I just love it. I miss his sweet face.