My dog is getting older, and while he won’t be around forever I try to remind myself to spend time with him now, to enjoy everything about him while I can.
And so … these are the 10 things I will do for my dog.
I can do these things now. Today. This week. Just as you can do 10 things for your own dog too.
I have a bucket list for my dog, but that list is more of a fantasy. We will do many of those things, but ultimately they don’t matter as much as these 10.
For my older dog, Ace, this is what I’ll do for you:
I will kiss your ears.
I will lie on the floor with you, holding you.
I will sing to you because it makes your tail wag.
I will take you to the beach.
And to the park.
Not tomorrow. Today.
I will be patient when you want to sniff on walks.
I will be reminded by you to take my time.
I won’t wait until next week to take you along … to coffee shops, to get ice cream or just to stroll.
We will go today.
We will go while we still can.