My entry for the collaberative book that Mom, Hilery and I have been working on for some time now. We take turns choosing the theme and this time Hilery chose "Childhood Pets". This is Ringo, my first dog, a collie mix who came to live with us when I was about 7. He lived until well after I had married and moved away from home. He was my best buddy for all those years and helped me through those difficult "teenage" times. I don't remember ever NOT wanting a dog and still today, my fur babies remain one of the most important things in my life.