I’m a little late to the party, but I made it. This week’s photo challenge at The Daily Post http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/06/08/9009/ is “Friends.” It reminded me of a photo I took a couple months ago of a man and his two dogs at the Arnold Arboretum in Boston. The larger dog is the man’s old friend. It had trouble walking, and occasionally, a leg would buckle, and the man would help the dog up. Meantime, the smaller dog, just a puppy, was energetic, as puppies are, and literally running circles around the other two, though often checking in with the older dog. It was a reminder of the fragility of life, and the importance of good friendships.