I think it goes without saying that I'm thankful for both Justine & Roger. I'm also thankful for Roger's loving, patient nature and the opportunity he's given Justine to experience all the joy that goes along with the human-canine bond. I believe that children who have loving, kind & positive relationships with animals grow up to have a certain sensitivity & sense of responsibility toward all living things. Justine truly loves & appreciates Roger...she feeds him, puts hair clips in his top knot and puts scarves on him. She has made up songs to sing to him & has sought him out for comfort she was sad. When she was not quite 2 I took her with me for the first time to drop Roger off at the groomer's. As the groomer took Roger's leash & led him to the back Justine stretched out her arms toward him & started crying, "Doggie, doggie!" and I had to explain to her that he would be coming back. Just last week, as soon as we got home from dropping him off at the groomer's, she said, "I miss Roger."