Day #39 - Bubba's 13th Birthday
Today is our Bubba's 13th birthday. Bubba joined our family when he was 8 weeks old; he was so small he fit in the palm of my hand. Since then, he has grown to become part of our family. He is the most gentle dog I have ever owned. He has never shown an ounce of aggression towards anyone or anything. He is truly a gentle soul.
Bubba is not the average dog. I don't even think he sees himself as a dog. We have 3 other pooches and aside from cuddling up to them for warmth at night when they sleep, he wants nothing to do with them. When he comes across other dogs on walks or outings, he may give the other dog a courtesy sniff so as not to come off like a snob, but that is pretty much it.
He's a good companion too. He rarely barks other than when he wants you to carry him up or down the stairs because he doesn't feel up to doing it himself. He doesn't stray; you can leave him outside and he doesn't leave the cul-de-sac. He wants nothing more than to keep you company. He will lay on your lap for hours and keep you nice a warm. He's the perfect pet really.
Despite his old age, he still gets around pretty well but his age is starting to show. His muzzle, once black, is now almost completely gray. He's not the best smelling dog despite being indoors all the time. He is completely deaf now, although for some reason, he can hear the microwave beep when it's done cooking. His eye sight is not the best and he sometimes bumps into things. It's actually kind of endearing. Yes, he is an old guy, but we love him more than ever. I hope he lives to see at least a few more birthdays because life without him will not be the same.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUBBARONI!
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