Guideposts Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan lost his beloved golden retriever, Millie, to cancer. Before Millie became ill, Edward collected these beautiful photos of Millie and paired them with the inspiring lessons she taught him.
Millie enjoying a Sunday afternoon at Chelsea Riverside Park in Manhattan....
Millie convincing Edward to share his hot dog.
Millie enjoying a breeze off the Hudson from her favorite bench at the Chelsea piers
Queen of the Westside Dog Run.
Millie enjoying a dip in the dog run pool with an old pal.
Millie up in the country enjoying the view on the Appalachian Trail near Monterey, Mass.
Millie making a friend along the way.
So many ways to climb Monument Mountain in Great Barrington. Millie chooses the best way!
"OK, let's take Indian Mountain Trail," says Millie.
Millie waits for Edward to catch up.
Regular climbers of Monument Mountain have come to call Inscription Rock near the top "Millie's Rock" since she always takes up a perch on it.
Almost to the top!
"Millie, my angel, my inspiration."--Edward Grinnan
Edward's new book, Always by My Side, is a heartwarming celebration of the dogs he has known—especially Millie, the beloved Golden Retriever who taught him what really matters in life.