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Dog Years: those years best spent

Mo’s ashes now reside in an urn, book-ended by photos of her, young and old, and garnished with her last collar and her favorite toy, “Chicken.” (Photo by Tim Spielman)

The way I see it, “dog years,” as people typically think about the phrase, doesn’t seem worth much. Upon examination, the computation might be a bit more complicated than the simple idea that one human calendar year equals approximately seven dog years. But what’s the point?
I think about dog years differently. To me, dog years, those spent with a particular dog or dogs, defines periods in our own lives – where we were, what we were doing – generally and specifically – what struggles we faced and, invariably, how that dog, no matter its age, guided us through the worst and the best of times.

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