Dearest Patches, what an utterly adorable Beagle you are, so cute lying there with your brown and white fur and that black jacket! You have the sweetest face, with such a look of contentment and happiness in those lovely dark eyes. And what a story you have to tell! You were paralyzed at a young age, but you've fought back and are able to walk again! Well done, Patches! You are your dear Tara's best friend across the miles, now that she's grown up and moved away. You always know when she phones home, and you bark to say "Hi, Tara!" You both love each other very much, don't you. You're the bestest of best friends forever! What a wonderful love-filled home you've shared and still share with your hearts and always will!

Congratulations, darling Patches, on being chosen today's Dog of the Day! We hope you and your dear Tara and all your family and friends are enjoying a fine celebration, full of fun and lovies and all your favorite games and treats.