I have known Farris for a few years now and am always thrilled when she calls looking for photos. This time was especially sweet as she wanted to get family photos done featuring her sweet girl, Maddox. Maddox has been with Farris with 14 years. Through thick and thin - heart aches, tummy aches, laughter and tears. Maddox has felt everything right along with Farris, including falling in love with Brian, Farris' fiancé. Maddox loves Farris with a deep protective heart. She was wholly suspicious of my camera - the big soulless lens staring her down. I tried to hide it from her, by ducking into hallways and bathrooms, behind bushes. I tried to act uninterested..."nothing to see here"...but Maddox is sharp and she may not having much in the way of hearing but she is a keen observer and she made sure I knew she wasn't a fan of the camera. However, the second I set it down she came right over with a nuzzle and trusting eyes. Dogs are amazing that way - maybe we should all be a bit more suspicious of the technology in our hands and more interested and loving towards the humans behind it.