Even though we Wolfies are a short lived breed, 3.9 years for Saige and 4.9 years for Silver really is too short.
But as I have told you all before, time is a problem for you humans-- not for us furkind. At some point today you probably thought about what you did yesterday, or perhaps what was going on a year ago. Or maybe you are dreaming about your future...or what you need to get done by the end of the day...or in the next few minutes...
We do not think like that. "THE NOW" is what is important to us dogs. And I will tell you Silver had a life full of wonderful "NOWS." Look how happy all her "NOWS" are in these pictures! It makes me smile.
We often hear people say "Oh! I could never get a wolfhound--it is too sad!" I ask you: Will it not be just as sad to lose a beloved pet after 15, 18 or even 20 years? Of course. Silly humans. You deny us our very life when you confine us to your receding walls of time.
You are a funny breed--you humans. You should all take your lessons from us. Enjoy every moment with us and try to live life the way we do! That is what we are here to teach you!