We celebrated an entire decade of Bear’s life last year, and today, Bear’s ringing in the big 1-1. Can anyone say ‘old man’?
While his age SAYS he’s old, I’m not convinced he really feels it too much yet. Naturally, that’s a great thing! As I observed way back on his 9th birthday, he still doesn’t look much older to me. And I am NOT complaining Am I just in denial?? What do YOU think?
His gray beard has continued to develop slowly, and he’s got some silver and gray hairs poking out here and there, but he doesn’t have the classic full gray face yet either. His eyes thankfully haven’t aged, and taken on any of that blue cloudiness so commonly seen in senior animals.
My sweet boy’s still got a spring in his step! And feelin’ fine after his tooth surgery just a week ago. He’s got the appetite of a dinosaur, and the humor of the best comedian still. Bear takes pleasure in the small things: a walk out to the mailbox, a romp around the yard, a car ride up to the gas station. He’s enjoying every moment of his time with us, and us with him.
Right now though? All he cares about is taking off the damn birthday hat, and getting some BIRTHDAY DINNER!