As I've mentioned before, I'm
a true dog lover. The fellow in the photo with
me here is my pal Otis. (Also
known as "the Emperor Otis", which will give
you an idea of how he's treated.
Let's just say that Otis doesn't have a very
hard life!) I've had Otis since
he was nine weeks old, and among many other
roles, he serves as my spiritual
advisor. He's a keeshond... the same breed
as my earlier dog Hank, who
can be seen elsewhere in this photo gallery.
This picture was taken in our
backyard -- we live just a couple of minutes
outside of Nashville -- on
a June afternoon in 2005.