today he is ten. . .
he was a bit hungover from the 4th of July drugs
it is totally unfair his day follows, what to him,
is the worse day of the year. . .
but we celebrated with extra treats,
an afternoon nap for both of us,
sunbathing on the deck, time in the yard
and a bit of ice cream. . .
he brings us such joy! happy birthday sweet boy!
Because of the dog’s joyfulness, our own is increased. It is no small gift. It is not the least reason why we should honor as well as love the dog of our own life, and the dog down the street, and all the dogs not yet born. What would the world be like without music or rivers or the green and tender grass? What would this world be like without dogs? ~ Mary Oliver