For over 6 years now, Shadow has been my most dependable, most enthusiastic and most supportive running partner. He is always ready to go regardless of the temperature, the time of day (or night) or the emotional heaviness around the house. We ran the Fast and the Furriest 5K at CSU a couple of weekends ago and had a great time with many of our friends, K-9 and human. We finished in 20:43, not bad but a bit slower than our last run 2 years ago. He is 7 1/2 now and I get the feeling he is slowing down a bit, but he still approaches every run with puppyish excitment. He also seems quite happy to curl up at my feet after a long day and keep me company. He runs for the sheer joy of it and he loves those in his pack unconditionally. He is my best role model of what a runner and friend should be. Thanks Shadow. I look forward to many more joyful miles together out on the trails.