This shot, of my normally camera shy boxer, is probably the best one I have of him. I think it shows his wonderful character. He has been and is one of those special dogs. They are all special, of course, but there are the ones that stand out as more than a good pet. Tyson is one of those.
Nikon D5000 Nikkor 70-300 VR
EDIT: Tyson died rather suddenly 5-4-11 we believe from a stroke or heart attack. I understand why some people just can’t put themselves through this even for the love of a dog for another 10-15 years. We are heartbroken. RIP my buddy.
Two weeks later, I couldn’t stand the loneliness and adopted a little ‘terrier mix’ from the local humane society shelter. Well, turns out she’s mostly Pit Bull Terrier, maybe even a pure bred, but as a stray we’ll never know. She’s 9 months old and as loving as I’d thought she’d be. She sure helps ease the pain (if only because she keeps me so BUSY) but I still miss my Tyson terribly….and always will. I know someday I’ll miss Sophie just as badly. :)