Things are going to change. That’s OK.
When I first saw signs of Minjay aging, I freaked out. Though part of me wanted to reminisce about his boundless puppy energy, I soon realized that there were so many wonderful things that came with his slowing down. We could now sit together in coffee shops, and even though he'd jump up to greet everyone who passed, he was more calm and happy to enjoy just sitting outside together. At home on the couch, he started to jump up and snuggle his face into my lap, something he never did as a puppy. There were all these facets of him I was getting to see and wonderful new moments and lessons I was getting to experience, that only came out with his maturing and age.
And as we grow up together (and he raises both me and my husband to be better humans), our bond grows deeper. And I wouldn't change that for a thing. Because he's perfect today, just the way he is. (And, as he teaches me, so am I.)