As Zack hits 12 on 6-24, I am reminded of how much he and I have changed over the years. I have forgotten some of his charming quirks as time have gone by. Only remembering them when I look at others “silly Grehound” videos on YouTube.
While I was in a store’s pet area one day, I overheard two people talking about dog beds. The one person said to the other “I know she is a pain in the butt, but she is getting old, and I just want her to be comfortable”. I guess this summarizes my sentiments. Even though I find myself stepping around or over him more, I am glad he is here.
I do realize though that there are times that I neglect him. Making walks shorter, doing less activities that would stimulate him, offering “easy” treats over homemade ones. And yes, I get his “sad looks” (maybe you have seen such a look with your Grey),
which has earned him the nickname “Sad Sack Zack”. But in all, he has been a really greyt dog.
It always puzzles me why I don’t read on the forums more often about other’s greyhounds reaching the ages of (or any Birthdays) 10
, 11, 12
or even 13!