12, 12, 12, 12, Let's Sing A Song Of 12!


We go through this every year. The debate over Little Guy's age. He is 11 today, not 12. I pulled out the original paperwork from the shelter that estimates he was born in 1996. Of course, it's all just guess work. For all we know he could be 15 or 8. It doesn't really matter. I just want him to be around for many more years to come.

I went ahead and left the original post from this morning below.

How many is 12?

Apparently, it's how old my Little Guy is, as of today. I've been saying all year that he is 10 and would be turning 11 today, but once again, I am very wrong about this. I'm not sure what it is about his age that I can't get right. I guess I'm just in denial that he's getting up there in years. Being 12 explains the increased problems with his hips this past year, including his need to start using steps to climb onto the bed. He's not as stubborn as 15 year old Cosette, who just doesn't bother getting up on the bed anymore. Little Guy needs to be with his humans.

When I got home from my mountain getaway with Rusty last night, Cosette could not have cared less. She just stared at me, but happily took the special treat I brought for her. On the other hand, Little Guy greeted me with an enthusiastic happy dance and then proceeded to hop up on my lap (no stairs required) and nuzzled his bunny soft head under my chin. If you can get past his dragon breath, this move is sure to melt your heart.

P.S. It is my birthday today too and I definitely know how old I am. I felt it while hiking in high altitude this weekend for sure!


ren said...


that's how it always ended, right?

madretz said...

Whoo hooo!!! Happy birthday to the whole bunch of yous!

Jodi said...

@ren: 12 BANANA CREAM PIES!!! And then the chef (Jim Henson) would trip and stumble and drop the pies. : )

@madretz: Thanks!

The Mad Doctor said...

I can never remember how old Max is (he's 9 btw and still acts like puppy.)

(and yes, I'm back blogging - read at your own risk ;-))

Anonymous said...

oooh i remember the 12 banana cream pies! happy belated b-day to you!

Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday too! Wee oo! They are soooooo family members and not pets ... all with their own personality traits.

Brenda Griffith said...

Happy, Happy Happiest of birthdays!!!! Uh oh, my uncle's was the 2nd and I missed it too. *sigh* I suck as a friend and as a relative.

Jodi said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes and I, for one, and glad the "mad doctor" is back in action!

Nanette said...

Happy belated birthday, dear!

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