The Aging Dog By Kelli Lage

Adopted at two months
old. A mixed dog, they told
me Blue Heeler meets
Labrador. Fur patterns of
browns, blacks, and whites. Thirteen last
month. We celebrated with cupcakes. I
noticed your eyebrows are gray now.
They still look up inquisitively at each
passerby. You spend your days resting
in the porch gazing out the window. You
settle into your spot with a peaceful
sigh. Still finding moments of sunshine,
even when your joints ache.

Kelli Lage lives in the Midwest countryside with her husband, and their dog, Cedar. Lage is currently earning her degree in Secondary English Education. Lage states she is here to give readers words that resonate.

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