To follow up our original Biscuit article . . . . .
It’s true: Time and tide wait for no pup, too
By Michael O’Rourke, San Antonio Express-News
“I can’t believe it, Daddy. She’s growing so fast.”It wasn’t lost on me that the very girl making the observation about her baby growing so fast was, in fact, my baby, and I had made the very same observation about her every day for the past 13 years. My 13-year-old baby was staring at her 10-week-old baby. Biscuit, the golden retriever puppy who inspired the growth observation, has only been with us for a few weeks. In those few weeks, I think it is safe to say, Biscuit has more than doubled in size.
It is freaky how fast puppies grow. When I return home in the evening I swear the dog grew while I was at work. If the dog was a professional baseball player there might be speculation about the sudden size increase. Any fetch records Biscuit might break would forever be tainted by an asterisk next to them in the record books. Surely this dog is taking some sort of supplement.
Sometimes I catch myself staring at the dog. I feel positive I will catch a glimpse of actual growth. You know, like stop action photography of a flower blooming or a building being constructed. I listen for the sound of bone stretching. The dog is like the Incredible Hulk on an anger binge.
“Make it stop, Daddy. Or at least slow it down.”