Old dog nose.
Having a dog, as any good dog owner knows, means coming to accept that eventually the day will come when we’ll have to say goodbye. But even harder, in some ways, is the inevitable slide into age. As I look at my dogs nose and mouth, I remember his nose being so soft but now it’s rough, and always seems to be running. His mouth used to be perfectly shaped, but now the lips hang, the teeth are visible, and the shiny chocolate fur has now gone gray.
I love this image, it’s comforting, and yet it makes me sad and nearly heartbroken that my once vital and energetic puppy has become so old.
I love him just the same.