Last nite I was cuddling with clipper as he ate his nite nite bone and I was thinking of the things that are so nice about him. I never really thought of him as a senior till after his brother Cody passed in sept . He will be 12 jan. 18. We got them at 7 weeks. I trust him completely. The way he lets me hold him as he eats, kiss him on the snoot while he licks a plate, or gently sucks your fingers when hand fed. Follows hand signals, knows our routine and accepts it. Always still so glad to see me each day after all these years! Happy just to lay close, offer to play catch if only for a few shorter throws. There are not many surprises now, we know each other too well! Gentle kisses. I still see that rascally pup that bounced off the back couch cushions and bowled you over at the door in his bright eyes and smile, but now is at a more relaxed pace, not in a hurry. He was not a rescue, but as said here many times, they rescued me! They are my first gsds, all worth the wonderful ride they've given me with all the ups and downs,surprises and solace. Thanks Cody and clipper! My wonderful boys!