Can't believe he's 7 already :)
Wish we knew exactly when Meatloaf's birthday is...he's nearly 13.
I will show you the video of 'happy birthday'. He tries to join in.
You could have a 13th birthday for Meatloaf.
Who says dogs can't talk?
I was trying to explain to my pre-teen niece who claims not to like their new Jack Russell/Kelpie cross from the pound "because it's ugly and stupid" that you should never say anything bad about a dog in front of them, because they might actually understand what you're saying. Admittedly Turbo isn't the best name, but that doesn't explain my mother-in-law persisting in calling him Wendy after her late kelpie! I reckon he'll be a very loyal dog, has just been a bit badly treated in the past (shies away from the menfolk's boots and goes right around behind them, I've noticed).
He sounds like he's smart to have learnt to avoid boots, poor boy. Hopefully your niece will grow to love him and he won't mind such a significant name change!