This past winter, I became all too aware that my little golden hound is getting older. Truth be told, I’ve been reminded that I’m getting older, too. It can be a little bittersweet and I have willingly slowed the pace down for her in a few ways.
I was starting to be afraid that this was our new normal. Spring has been very slow to arrive this year, but this year, it came back with a vengeance. As a matter of fact, the last couple of days felt more like summer than spring. Bunny’s inner puppy also came back with a vengeance, and I noticed that she’s not the only one.
I have a lot of friends online who have Greyhounds and other dogs and I’ve noticed that Bunny isn’t the only one who is feeling like a pup again. I’ve laughed over numerous videos of other Greyhounds running like crazy in backyards, biting water being sprayed from a hose and some German Shepherds who got their own baby doll to play with. The common thread is that spring has finally arrived and the dogs know it.
I can’t say that I’m surprised. I’ve been feeling a lot better myself. Seeing green grass and new leaves on the trees has made me remember what it’s like to be a kid again, too. There’s something magical about the sun on your face and the promise of longer days that does wonderful things for the spirit.
That being said, I plan to make the most of it before it gets too hot for us to spend a lot of time out and about. Spring arrived late, but we can still do our best to enjoy it. It’s that time when everyone smiles a little easier, enjoys not having to bundle up and slows down to smell the flowers. I hope that you and your pup can enjoy it, too.