This is beautiful Jake, thank you.
When people would ask me what breed my last dog Bear was (he was a husky x akita, best we could guess), I’d tell them he was a Norwegian Elkhound, which somehow made his eternal goofiness seem regal. He died far too young, just five years old, and I still feel the raw pain of it all. I’m a regular user of https://www.doesthedogdie.com/.
My current dog Trapper just turned 10. Reading this reminds me that I still have at least a few good years left, and that I should savour every moment. With that in mind, I’m going to go take him for a long walk.