After realizing with dismay that most of my photos of my first sheltie jumped right from "teeny tiny puppy" to "almost grown up dog," I resolved to take more pictures of my next dog in the stages of growing up. What better way to do just that than a 365 project? An attempt at 365 photos of my newest little guy, Payton, as he grows up.

"A winner is somebody who gave his best effort, who has tried the hardest they possibly can, who has utilized every ounce of energy and strength within them to accomplish something. It doesn't mean that they accomplished it or failed, it means they've given it their best. That's a winner." - Walter Payton