When I am Old… I shall still wear tshirts and jeans… and wear my silver hair..long.. and I shall spend my Social Security Checks on Sweet Wine and My Dogs…. and sit in my house on my well-worn chair and listen to my dog’s breathing. I will sneak out in the middle of a warm Summer night and take my dog for a run, if my old bones will allow… and when people come to call, I will smile and nod as I show them my dog… and talk of GW the Giant Mackenzie Husky who was stolen and Cesar the Alaskan Malamute who now brings me so much joy and affection … The One so Beloved of the Past and the One so Beloved of Today.
If it involves books wine and dogs count me in shirt, hoodie, tank top
I still will work hard cleaning up after them and mopping and feeding them and whispering their names in a soft, loving way. I will wear the gleaming sweat on my throat, like a jewel and I will be an embarrassment to all… and my family… who have not yet found the peace in being free to have dogs as your Best Friends… These friends who always wait, at any hour, for your footfall… and eagerly jump to their feet out of a sound sleep, to greet you as if you are a God. With warm eyes full of adoring love and hope that you will stay and their big, strong necks… and kiss their dear sweet heads… and whisper to their very special company… I look in the Mirror… and see I am getting old…. this is the kind of man I am… and have always been. Loving dogs is easy, they are part of me, accept me for who I am, my dogs appreciate my presence in their lives.. when I am old this will be important to me… you will understand when you are old… if you have dogs to love too.