This is Mike.
I never thought I'd get to the point of blogging where I begin to introduce special people in my life to you all. And clearly I'm not, as I'm introducing to you my dog: Mike. He's a golden labrador - though many people tend to think he's cross-bred - and throws controversy to the saying 'a dog is a man's best friend': I'm no man and I can safely say Mike is my best friend (sad, perhaps, but true). When I get through the door he's always there greeting me with a present, i.e a toy, which he believes to be the greatest of gifts to give me, and it's hilarious watching him gallop around the wood, occasionally jutting his head out from behind a tree in a hide-and-seek motion.
Admittedly, this post is the product of rifling through some photos already saved on my laptop - spare time has been pretty rare this past week. I'd better stop writing here otherwise I'll be rambling paragraph after paragraph about Mike, but it's hard not to - I can't help laughing just thinking about him. It's strange how an animal can gain such a character and picks up little habits, much like a person. These last few photos are of him about a year ago when he was a teeny puppy, but he's still just as cute. Usually.