I have a beautiful Border Collie, named Delilah. She is so very sweet. She is 18 years old and I know in my heart that the day will be here soon for her to leave us. She's in pretty good health, but her back legs don't work very well. It breaks my heart to see her stumble and I wonder if she is in pain. I can't make that decision. So I put off thinking about it and wrote this instead. Many of you will understand, if you feel about dogs they way I do. Especially if you've ever had one this long! She is also one of the staring characters in the adventure stories I am writing for my daughter.