There is a new picture of Rose added to my blog's sidebar. It's different from the rest. Darker. More detailed. A close-up. And professionally snapped by an awesome camera!! My youngest brother--Uncle Michael to Rose--celebrated his birthday recently with some friends. One of them, Doreen, is an avid photographer. She snaps some breathtaking pictures!! I love photography, but lack the time, money, patience and talent to ever make it a hobby. Instead, I write. That is my gift. Which I am constantly improving!! During Uncle Michael's party, Doreen walked from room to room taking pictures of unsuspecting people.... And my dog!! I believe that Rose was completely oblivious to Doreen's camera when she took this photograph. Honestly!! Rose seldom ever looks in the direction of a camera lens.... She dislikes its bright flash!! Something was going on. In the next room. Something related to food!! Rose's "pose", her body language, tells me that delicious home-made pizza was being built and baked right in our kitchen!! Rose's ears were perked, colossal brown eyes intent, right front leg bent. Mmmm.... Dough. Sauce. Onions. Cheese. Pepperoni. Olives. I want some!! Rose was preparing to charge into that kitchen!! Of course, based on my memory, I do not know if this is an actuality or not!! Are you kidding me?! I suffer from short-term memory loss. I cannot trust my unreliable brain!! But I know Rose. Chances are, as soon as Doreen finished taking this picture, Rose snuck into our minuscule kitchen, optimistically anticipating a snack!! That's my girl!! This photograph was just developed the other day. It sits proudly in a golden dog bone frame on my shelf. An amazing, precious keepsake. A timeless memory. I have never had such an incredible, professional picture snapped of any canine before!! And Doreen's gift, her photography, captured Rose so beautifully!!