Cinderella, my best four-legged friend. Although she sort of looks like a demon dog there with the glowing green eyes, she is really the cuddliest thing going. She is a red and white Shih Tzu from Windsong Shih Tzu in New Hampshire, is all of 9 pounds soaking wet and is four and a half years old. That is her "stop torturing me with the Santa hat and give me my new treats already" look from Christmas morning.
Last week there was an article in the New York Times magazine section that pondered whether animals have personalities. All I could think of was Duh - any owner of a wonderful pet could tell you that and save millions of taxpayer dollars. Cinderella isn't particularly dog-like, but I haven't figured out what exactly she IS like. My neighbor says she is a friendly alien in a dog suit and is just waiting for the mother ship to come get her. I hope the mother ship waits for a long, long time - I would be lost without my little friend.