This guy is now a Smith. I've been taking care of Peter for 8 years for my boss, but today, he's mine.
Why? Because the farm closed today.
16 years old and still mischievous. He graduated from 3 years of physiotherapy with his BFF, Liz. Video of Peter hard at work :
Peter is easy to love, he's ever so grateful.
We're celebrating this Gotcha Day 8 year in the making. He's been mine in my heart since day One. Instead of leaving him behind when Cole and I traveled, he joined in. He became our protector. Between Peter and Garrett, nobody messed with us on the trails.
This old farm dog has been to Canada, he's played in the Pacific, he's hiked up in Maine, skied in Montana. Peter has run trails in 35 states and 2 Canadian provinces.
The dog with the heart of a lion, Cole's protector, Dax's mama, Emmett's favorite granny, I watch him sleeping in an armchair next to my desk late at night, twitching and running in his sleep. I wonder which adventure he's dreaming of.
The adventure isn't over.