But it's hard to photograph a mostly black dog with your smart phone.
So be it.
Today, we're going to talk about Piper.
Specifically, all the tiny little things about her that make me happy.
We'll start with her nose.
I took her to to the vet two days after we got her, and Dr. Williams asked me if I'd noticed her scar:
She has a lot of what they call "furnishings" - eyebrows, whiskers.
Here you can see her white beard and a little eyebrow. And my puffy eyes.
Piper has 15 white toes and one black one. Her paw pads are matchy-matchy, too:
And finally, she has a strong, long, glossy tail: