This is Morty the dog. He was a much beloved dog, before his untimely passing from cancer. A friend of mine shared this photo with me, saying it was a friend's dog. He added that he loved this photo, as it showed Morty facing bravely into the wind, stalwart and unflappable.
Well, his spirit was unflappable. His fur was madly flapping.
I found I immediately thought of Lionel Jeffries as King Pelinore in the musical film version of Camelot.
His whiskers had that same wild abandon.
Here's to our beloved pets - the Mortys of life - who give us joy and unconditional love - and sometimes make us laugh and smile. They often show us amazing courage and faith in their short time here on earth.
Rest in Peace, Morty.