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October 27, 2014

Telling Time in Dog Years

Over the weekend I took another look at the photos from our trip to NJ. That led me on a trip down nostalgia lane and I looked at some even older photos of puppy-Eko. I’m terrible when it comes to remembering dates and times, but when I looked at the old
Over the weekend I took another look at the photos from our trip to NJ. That led me on a trip down nostalgia lane and I looked at some even older photos of puppy-Eko. I’m terrible when it comes to remembering dates and times, but when I looked at the old photos I realized I have a much stronger memory when I consider things in “dog years.”If I see an old photo of myself, I often struggle to date it, but I never have that issue with the pups.27.1

I know exactly when each of these photos was taken simply because I have Eko as a reference

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And although the chair and sun moved for this photo, Eko moved with them so I’ll never forget I took this on our most recent trip

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Since I know Eko was 8 months-old in this photo, I know exactly when I took it

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Some things never change, but when they do I usually have a dog around to help me remember!

27.5I’ll never forget the spot on the trail where I took this photo of puppy-Eko27.6

When I see this photo I’ll always remember how the sun felt that day 

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And I will never forget the hilarious moment when Eko ripped up a newspaper and hid under the table because he thought I couldn’t see him

So while I can’t remember what I ate for breakfast yesterday, I’m glad I have Eko and Penny around to help remind me of all the good times we’ve had together.

There’s no way I’m alone here. I know other people out there start remembering a moment by asking, “Well let’s see, how old was (insert pet’s name)…”

Comments for Telling Time in Dog Years

  1. Marcela says:

    Lol. Me too. I am horrible at remembering things, but if I have a dog as a reference point, for some crazy reason, things become quite clear. I am so glad I am not the only one with that “problem.” Yes, misery loves company.

  2. Yep, totally works for me, too. I can also date when things happen based on when we adopted a dog or when one left our life. (sniffle)

  3. Emmadog says:

    I’m confused, what dog under the table? I don’t see Eko under there 😉 We dogs are great at finding hiding spots. Mom likes to look at old pics too and she always knows when things were too.

  4. We have a tv cabinet which when I am in my bathroom Pixie hides under while Roxi barks incessantly at her. When I come out Pixie is only half under it these days (she used to be able to get all the way under when she was 4 months lol) It always make me laugh to see she thinks she is under it and half of her is sticking out! hahaha I always goose her! And if Roxi was smart enough and went around the side she would find she is sticking out, but who am I to judge their game?

  5. it’s great, you never need a calendar, just Eko and Penny :o)

  6. scarlybobs says:

    Ahahaha oh Eko… 🙂

    Zoey once managed to squeeze between two shelves of our wardrobe (a gap of about 20cm) when it was time to put her harness on – oh, how she hates harness time! 😛

  7. coastingnz says:

    I just looking back remembering those moments, the looks on the faces and sometimes just to think “wow, were you ever that small!”. LOL

  8. We measure time that way too…….Sam is almost 15 so that’s a lot of “time measuring help” for us!

    Pam

  9. Kyla says:

    He cheats. He looks at the date after a right-click and “properties”.

  10. You’re absolutely right. Ditto to everything you just said. Great series of photos, too!

  11. Dottie Wells and Tuffy-Cat says:

    It’s amazing how wise our ‘best friends’ make us. I understand not being able to remember breakfast, but for me it was this morning’s. LOL Anyway, I’ve said it before but, you have two of the classiest dogs I’ve ever seen. And they seem to have one of the best owners/trainers on the face of the earth. You make it look so easy. Love your posts.
    Dottie and Tuffy-Cat

  12. Guilty as charged and wouldn’t change it for the world!!!!

  13. cdog5 says:

    Beautiful post, Will. Can definitely relate, 🙂

  14. Too funny – I Know exactly what you mean as I do the same. I don’t have as many photos of our Sally & Tino, but the ones I do I can date from what’s going on with them. Love the Eko puppy pics.

  15. What a cutie he was and still is!

  16. The best memories always include a pet.

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