6 Things I Learned from Living with an Old Dog
“Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog.” ~Sydney Jeanne Seward
Six Things I Learned from Living with an Old Dog
–Be thankful your dog is healthy enough to live to an old age.
–Be proactive. More frequent visits to the vet are a must. Consider that you may need to alter his diet and/or Rx or supplements; buy a new bed with better support; add nonslip rugs and go for shorter walks.
–Be patient. Your dog may not be as robust as she usually is. Your friends may take notice before you do. Perhaps there is loss of vision or hearing. Her personality may change. She may become disoriented and/or incontinent. Deterioration happens. Show some compassion. With luck you will grow old one day too.
–Be aware of his discomfort and pain. Don’t let him suffer. It’s not about you; it’s about your dog.
–Be considerate of her age, lifespan and quality of life going forward when making decisions.
–Every day is a gift. Savor it.
Written by Karyn Zoldan who currently lives with Girlfriend, 14 ¾, and Daisy, 11-year-old greyhounds. Everyone here is old and sassy.