Today is Sanchez’s 11th Birthday!
I don’t know how my puppy is 11 already, but I am eternally grateful that Sanchez is in great health on his 11th birthday.
I’m very aware of the challenges of having a senior pet. Sanchez is teaching me to be more patient, forgiving, and present. These are lessons not always so easy for me. Yet, he has the patience of a saint and is the world’s best teacher. And I am a crazy pet parent that would do anything to make his life more comfortable.
As I reflect back on the years, they are filled with so many wonderful memories. Eleven years ago, the rambunctious puppy behavior of Sanchez inspired the creation of Through a Dog’s Ear. Little did I know that the same puppy would later motivate the creation of music that comforts senior dogs.
Things about Sanchez that I appreciate now more than ever:
- Hearing him snore
- Hiking off-leash
- His company nearby while I play the piano
- Having him come running to me when I call him
- Watching his tag wail while he’s sleeping (video below)
- Watching him roll around on his back (click for video)
Do you have a dog in the double digits? Are there things that you appreciate now more than ever? Thanks for sharing them in a comment below.
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