He and I share the same birthday month. And, even though he is younger than me, he really is much, much older in doggie years. He is really showing his age these days - Graying muzzle, crunchy ears, foggy eyes and hardly any hearing, a smell that no matter how many breath mints you feed him, he is still way too stinky and, much to my disliking, tends to want to use the indoor facilities this winter much more than the outdoors...but, provides companionship and unconditional love like no other.
And, by looking at this sweet doggie face....I will take that any day over his bad habits that he will never outgrow at any old ripe age. Happy Birthday Maxwell!