This is Starry, aka Starlet, the beagle I rescued two years ago. She's often mistaken for a puppy because she's so slim and jaunty, but in fact she's probably 9 yrs old. I was out for a few hours last night (serves me right, not taking the dogs with me, how could I even think of having a life?) and when I came home, my big dog had managed to open the French door in the dining room (she's learned to jump up and land hard on the long handle) and the little one was nowhere to be seen.
photo credit: Ketzel Levine, NPR