Yesterday was an important day around here!
Our Schnauzer, Yoda, turned 12 years old.
It’s hard to believe that 9 years ago this malnourished, shaggy, and skittish little guy stared at Ryan and I with his big teddy bear eyes through the bars of a cage.
Hard to believe that it’s been so long since he stuck his little pink tongue through the bars to lick our hands and then whined a little when we walked away to ask about him, sealing the deal for us both.
He was our fate and we were his and the 9 years we’ve had together have been full of laughter and cuddles that I wouldn’t trade for anything!
12 years of life have made him old and grumpy in the cutest of ways! He’s still feisty as you could wish and in the best of health! Our vet says she would be surprised to hear he doesn’t see the far side of 15! In fact the only major change in this old man’s life is that he has lost almost all his teeth! He seems to get along just fine though…
He’s a bit more gray and has a few war wounds but the teddy bear eyes haven’t aged a day and I’m thankful for every day we wake up to him blinking blearily at us from his bed and licking his little black nose, ready for another day of adventure…
Happy birthday our little old man.
Love da’ mamma! 🙂