My 13 year old (photo below) has been with me since her birth when I was just a wee college student. She most certainly has photographer’s child syndrome. If you are not familiar with this syndrome, it’s a very common problem among children whose parent is a photographer. Whenever you try to take their photo, no matter how sneaky you are, inevitably, the child refuses to ever look at you/at your camera. Let’s just say that I can count on one hand the number of photographs of my little gal with her actually looking at me. She sees the camera and is like, ‘I don’t think so’ and proceed to make a tremendous point NOT to look at me. She is a stinker like that! Head strong like her momma, I guess. ha! This particular day I was just lucky. Can you believe she used to be all chocolate brown? Hence why I named her Cocoa. Her hair has turned mostly white, she has lost most of her vision (poor thing runs right into glass) and her hearing these days has gotten worse than ever. She’s an old lady in dog years, but I still love her so much! She’s always been there to brighten my days! She still gets so excited every day when I come home. I love the way she smells in the morning when she is still sleeping (I know, I am weird) and I love when I am petting her and she makes this almost purring noise. It makes me feel so calm. She has truly been my little pal and I can’t imagine my life without her. I love you my little Cocoa. In case you were wondering, this dining room display showcases a 30X40 print.