It’s seriously hard to believe that my sweet little monster has finally hit the double digits but it’s true. While I struggle to face the reality that my heart and soul, my partner in crime and the biggest reason I’m so enamored with the American Pit Bull Terrier is getting up there in age, she seems to not have bothered to notice – unless, of course, I’ve missed her evening goodie before bedtime. We just can’t have that! Imagining her as a “senior” dog is really hard to believe when she continues to run the house with an iron paw and gallops around the yard like a yearling colt. This gal has seriously got everyone she meets wrapped around her little paw and the older she gets the better she gets at accomplishing it.
Later today (after I actually go to bed), we’ll be hitting all of her favorite places to pick out some extra special goodies. She’ll get to pick out as many toys as she could possibly desire and we will spend the day together with a trip to a fast food restaurant for some junk food and some ice cream to follow. She seems to know because she’s been badgering me even more today than usual.
She turned 10 years old, right? Can someone explain that to her?
I truly owe it to Luna, though, to celebrate her for the absolutely amazing dog that she is. She’s truly been that once in a million dog. Never did I expect to have this absolutely beautiful and incredibly intelligent little beast in my home. There are many days I don’t feel I deserve her kindness and unerring loyalty. She’s been there with us through thick and thin and given us the hope that only the love of a loyal dog can give. To imagine my life without her (or any of my other beloved dogs) would be to rip my soul from my body and cease to exist because it is far too painful to even consider.
Thank you, my love. I hope to spend many, many more years with you. While I thought you needed me, the reality of the matter is I needed you even more. Happy 10th birthday, Luna-girl. Here’s to eternity. I love you.