golden years



It’s been too long since I’ve written about Billy, and I’m feeling guilt. He has been my constant companion for 10 years now, and he is having to share his golden years with two toddlers and a very busy mommy + daddy.  Lately, the days are hectic-he does his best to keep up with the craziness in the house, but at times it’s just too much for him to handle. At almost thirteen years of age, he prefers the quiet life…and as you can imagine there isn’t much of that in our household at the moment. The children are very demanding of my time, and he so sweetly accepts and allows for that. After his brother and sister go to bed, he knows it is OUR time. Just like the old days…just us. I’m doing my best to be conscious of his experience each day, and to be a support for him when he needs it, as he has done for me throughout the years.


  1. We’re expecting our first baby in a few weeks and we have a 2 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, who is our world. I am so nervous for the adjustment but know he’ll get a lot of stimulation when the baby gets here, too. Yay for furry companions! :)

    • Yes, he will be the best big brother, I’m sure! It will take some time to adjust but after that it will be wonderful Anna. ;)

  2. I love this. I have an old dog too – Ruby. She’s such and amazing dog that came into our lives by accident. I think having a pup companion has taught me so much about love, kindness, and patience. She’s the glue in our home and has been there through so much: the beginnings of my husband and I living together, our engagement and wedding, my father-in-law’s illness and subsequent passing, and so much more. It’s amazing to come home from a long day and be greeted with someone who just wants to love you. All of a sudden all the negativity that I may have been feeling is washed away in cuddles.

    • absolutely Elizabeth…having a furry baby has taught me so much…Billy made me a mommy before children ever did. their unconditional love is truly amazing. xoxo

  3. I applaud your comments on your long time partner. As you know, we love Billy very much, especially “Grammy” who loves him almost as much as you do. Thank you, Billy, for warming our daughter’s heart and protecting her.

  4. Oh Billy is simply adorable – don’t feel too guilty sounds like you’ve got your hands rather full :) fantastic photo of him!

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