Apparently it is no longer accurate to calculate a dog's equivalent human years by multiplying his/her age by seven. However, no one who works on these things can agree on how to calculate a dog's relative age.
Charka will be 11 at the end of November. One site has her human years equivalent at 60 years, another has it at 72 years, and still another has it at 87 years.
She is doing a lot better, by the way. She'd been in for teeth cleaning several weeks ago and her spleen was enlarged about 3 times. On a follow-up visit last week, however, it was back to normal. About the only thing wrong with her is that she has some bad degeneration in her hip sockets (rear joints), and that could happen at about any age.
All of which is to say that, when I woke up from Ed's snoring this morning around 2:00 a.m., I joined the dog in the guest room to try to get some sleep. I can now say I've slept with an old bitch.