Calculating Dog Years
I spent some time this afternoon surfing the net. I came across what they call a “dog years calculator“. Curious critter that I am, I took a look at it. Oh My Goodness!!! I am 8 years old in human years, but according to the dog years calculator I am 48! And it gets worse. At 48, I’m considered to be a senior. Dogs don’t have long lives like their human companions.
I’m a Maltipoo, which is a mixed breed, and a beautiful breed at that. However, as a small mixed breed dog it is estimated that I will only live between 10 and 15 human years.
I don’t feel old now but I know that I am slowing down. I don’t bark as much as I used to. There was a time when I drove my family crazy, standing at the living room window and barking at everyone and everything that walked by. I just couldn’t help myself.
Another difference is that when I was a puppy I would sometimes try to run off. This worried my human family because I was placing myself in danger. Once I jumped out of the car and ran across a busy street. Another time I ran all over the parking lot of a busy mall. Not good.
Now that I’m getting older I never do those things any more. I have lost interest in exploring every single place. Even so, my human pack insists that I be on a dog leash for my own safety. I accept the leash because I love them,
Time passes fast when you’re a dog. This is because dogs live in the moment and moments are never slow. I want to help make this world a better place for dogs while I still have the time. I have work to do.
In the meantime, if you want to know your dog’s age in human years, just try the dog age calculator. Calculating dog years is interesting and fun. The years of a dog are definitely not the same as the years of a peep. Woof!
Signed in Meaty Dog Bones,
~ Louis the Blogging Dog