Usually black dogs are hard to photograph. I'm not sure if they don't contrast well, or if it is just something in the color of their hair that reacts, but they are notoriously challenging. However, Apple, my nearly-five-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier, is a dream to take photos of. She's cute, she's fun and she's not afraid of the camera in the slightest. She's a ham. I'm not sure who enjoys the picture taking more, but the end result is my computer jammed full of Apple pictures. Fortunately her dark black coat of hair doesn't usually pose a problem. Here are a few photos from this afternoon: working on an antler chew and keeping Ethan company on the couch (he's running a slight fever so was spending the end of his day watching a movie). To view with better image quality, click on a picture.