Today is Lucy’s birthday. 

It may not be her actual birthday because the rescue shelter wasn’t sure of her age. The guessed she was around 1. She quickly became one of my favorite subjects to shoot, and I have dozens of shots of her.

Since I got her, I forgot about her age. She’s healthy and still has many puppy-like tendencies. Today I went through my Tumblr archive to find the first photos of her and I was surprised to find the first in 2011 which meant I got her in 2010. That makes her 6 years old today. 

Lucy has been my constant companion for five years, although it seems much shorter than that. While I’m surprised at how quickly the time has flown, these years with her have been enriched by her beautiful presence and I’m looking forward to many more years.

Jane Dorn