It’s pictures & moments like this when I look at Clancy and marvel at how much she changed since I first met her, and how much she has stayed the same. She is still the little cuddle bug that she was when I first met her, but she’s become so much braver and friendlier. She was so afraid of everything when I got her, and that’s changed. Now she plays with toys, stays outside by herself, and will sleep in her own bed… she’s become so much more independent. At the same time though, she is still as loyal (if not more so) than ever. She is protective of me, even when she is scared. And sometimes, she will move from my feet to sleep next to me, like she did when she was a puppy.