Seven to One: My Life Measured in Dog Years
Tradition has it that one year of a dog’s life is equal to seven years of human life. The lifespan of the average dog is about twelve years. It follows that in eighty-four years a person could sequentially share life with seven dogs. My goal here is to “tell my life” in dog years, to measure phases of my existence by the lives of the dogs that have shared it. Of course, this is a thinly disguised excuse to tell stories about the humans who have shared my life as well. Are these stories true? Mostly. Exaggerated? Possibly. Engaging? Hope so.
About the Author
Jerilynn Henrikson is a retired English teacher, current grandma, and a native of Emporia, Kansas, which hugs the rolling Flint Hills of east central Kansas. She loves traveling with hubby, Duane, tending her garden, cuddling her corgi, cooking for grand kids, and writing stories. After retiring from teaching, her passion for reading, writing, and telling stories resulted in spending more time writing tales based on observations of kids, animals, family, … life in general. Her writing is flavored by a love of nature and her sense of fun. She is inspired by what lies beyond the present, into the past and future. Also through Rowe Publishing is her book, Teddy, the Ghost Dog of Red Rocks. Visit the author’s website, Tales from the Prairie Patch Works!www.prairiepatchwork.com