Recently he has really been showing his age, and was recently diagnosed with Cushings disease. So the early mornings, right after he eats have become a special time. I am usually in the middle of my physical therapy exercises, but he wants to play. So I stop and play with him, it is usually not a long time he tires and wants to take a nap pretty quickly. It is long enough to remind me to take the time to be grateful.
It is heartbreaking to watch my little dog get older and I worry that he is in pain. I have no way of knowing, and so I watch him and learn from him. Because he knows, and has never given up on me.