My dog, Jewel, turns 13 today.
By the old rule of thumb of a dog year equaling seven human years, she'd be the people equivalent of 91.
However, nowadays there are slightly more precise ways of making the conversion. One of those, which takes weight into account (Jewel is in the low 50s), puts her age at around 80; another, based only on math, places it at 65.
Relying on my observations of her energy level and health, I'd say she's somewhere between those, but closer to the latter.
Anyway, in honor of my buddy's birthday, here's a collection of some of my favorite Jewel photographs. I'm very lucky to have so many nice pictures of my friend.
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