I love this picture. I snapped it while Gus secured the little gate to Oliver-the-gentle-dog's pen at Granna and Pap's farm in Locust Fork, Alabama. He looks so serious and businesslike, a look he adopts whenever he is "helping" which he loves. He helps with his diaper pail, the compost, feeding the dog, whatever little task it is that he can tag along and pretend to sholder the heavy load. I make a point of letting him "help" whenver possible, hoping that "helping" will someday soon turn into something helpful where he gets to truly feel the joy of accomplishment.