(off running agility again this weekend!)
Connery Beagle is FIFTEEN!
Unless you know Connery, it’s hard to understand our more or less unrelenting astonishment at this fact.
Never mind the multiple giant dog attacks when he was so young, the final one of which nearly took him out before he was even truly started. Eighteen months of daily behavioral and frequent physical rehab and he still bayed alarm at certain dogs and sounds, but was finally otherwise functional.
(In some ways, his near-total blindness has been a blessing.)