I took this photo on one of those wonderful crisp afternoons spent exploring Lubber Run creek a couple years ago. Seamus, our beloved corgi, followed Clare everywhere. The two are thick as thieves. How thick? Clare regularly keeps Seamus from getting into trouble for jumping on the sofa (“Quick, Seamus, get off before Mom sees you!”), and for her 13th birthday, Clare asked for a Hawaiian shirt. For Seamus. I must say he looks AMAZING in it. Clare understands Seamus so well, too, telling me one day, “You know, Mom, Seamus is a lot like Kim Kardashian: They’ve both got a big attitude and an even bigger back side.” Ahem.
So this one’s for you, sweet Clare, Keeper of the Corgi, wonderful and hilarious daughter.