© 2012 Michael Fiveson

This is my best friend’s dog, Chance, who is a Golden Retriever with a touch of something else thrown in. He was rescued from a shelter when he was a year old and is now three, I think. He has a great deal of energy and is a bit skittish and would not let me touch his head when we first met. It took about two days for Chance to allow me a good snuggle but it was always brief and on his terms. He is extremely devoted to my friend Mark and would sit in one spot waiting for him when Mark would be off on a bike ride. This shot was taken on the beach on Lake Huron.