Dogs are the greatest beings on the planet and the best friend a person could ask for, but, unfortunately, their lives are entirely too short. It's not fair. I'd like to think that because they're so amazing, their lives on earth with us gross humans are much shorter so they can hurry up and get to Doggy Heaven. However, that doesn't really provide any comfort as I'm a selfish woman who wants her pup to life forever.
But seeing this gorgeous girl celebrate her 20th birthday?
Hell yes, it brings a sense of hope and possibility; it's the best news I've heard in quite some time!
Humans used to have much shorter life spans, but as we evolved, the quality and quantity of our lives both increased. Maybe the same is true for dogs? Augie set the record for the oldest Golden Retriever at 20, but maybe down the line, 20 will be the new norm? Not only would we all live happily with our pups for decades, but somehow, the world would be a better place.
So congratulations to this baller pup for setting the bar and bringing the joy!