Happy 10th Birthday Sanchez!

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Today is Sanchez’s 10th Birthday!

This birthday feels different from all others. While I’ve celebrated all of his birthdays, this one is not like previous ones. I’ve known too many dogs who didn’t make it to their 10th birthday, and I’m aware that it’s a milestone and a blessing. And it is also  a reminder that every day forward is a gift. I’m very fortunate that Sanchez is in good health, especially after a very scary couple of months last year after the diagnosis of a slipped disc in his neck.

I’m also aware of the challenges of having a senior pet. He’s 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. Little did I know that the puppy whose rambunctious energy inspired the creation of music to calm dogs and puppies, would be the same dog that would later inspire us to create music to comfort senior dogs.

As years pass, I realize there are things about Sanchez that I now appreciate 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)

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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2 Responses to Happy 10th Birthday Sanchez!

  1. Nancy Struck says:

    Love the tail wagging video. First time I’ve seen that behavior. Missy sleeps on her back with all four legs in the air …. still not sure how she balances, but she manages as she snores away. Great story and reminder of al the blessings of our geriatric 4-legged kids. Seems like yesterday you were have Byron’s memorial service. Her’s to Sanchez handing on for many mores years … even if he sleeps by your side most of the day.

  2. Judy says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SANCHEZ!!

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