On Valentine’s Day my dog turns 13.
I purchase her yearly registration and wonder
if I should spend more for the lifetime fee.
Surely she won’t be here next year, will she?
I buy heartworm pills in six-month packages
rather than the 12-month size, even though it costs more.
I don’t want it to hurt too badly when she goes.
I want to be able to say that I was ready.
Dad refills Mom’s medication in 90-day increments —
not 30 — and not because it’s cheaper.
He renews the registration on her car.
If he could buy her a lifetime membership to anything