Happy Birthday to one of the sweetest, wisest old souls in the universe.
Today Amber Ale turned 16. For years in Michigan he was an amazing therapy dog, working with both kids and adults.
Now his muzzle and paws are completely white; he's partially deaf. He has liver disease, maybe cancer. His back legs sometimes give out on him: he has trouble going up and down steps, But he has a great huge beautiful boundless spirit. He wants to GO - not as far and not as fast as he used to but still GO! He wants to be part of things, to share stuff with his two- and four-legged pack. Everyday he gets his walk on the beach with the other dogs.
I hope there is somebody to take me for walks on the beach when I'm his age.
Happy birthday, Amber!