Story and photo submitted by Maggie Johnson; photo by Tea Photography

My hero, Pokey, celebrated his 15th birthday on June 1, 2015.  With him, I have fostered new born pups, very sickly rescues, hospice status dogs, and many others.  He has never met a dog or human he didn't like.  Meeting people and other dogs still energizes his days.  How very lucky I am to have my own "social director." 

He is a shepherd mix with golden or chow, not a small boy.  He limps, but still really wants his daily walks and car rides.  I can't imagine what life will be like without my sidekick, but find happiness in his still-sparkling eyes as we go out each day.