Monday, March 19, 2018

Old Dogs - A Thought

Their time with us 
is more important than our time with them. 
 Adopt a Senior Dog.

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  1. Cinderella was a senior when we adopted her, and we wouldn't trade our time with her for anything!

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    1. Agreed, whether we get 4 years with Abby or 5 or 6, we would NOT trade this time for anything. She has been such a healing balm after I lost both Barkley and my brother at the same time.

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  2. Amen! Bullet heartily agrees with this sentiment!

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    1. Our next rescue is going to be a senior. As long as they can navigate the 6 shallow steps to the back yard we're good. EJ built the steps very shallow with a wide platform for my knee and to compensate for a senior dog.

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  3. Now there's a beautiful thought. And those seniors do appreciate that time so much.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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    1. Indeed. Dad got a Senior Dalmatian. It was owned by one of the grandchildren, she was unable to have kids for MANY years and adopted the dog, and immediately got pregnant. Dalmatians aren't good with kids, especially a slightly grumpy senior dog. Wanting to keep the dog in the family, Dad took her (though both I and my brother offered as well) and they were beyond bonded in those final years before Ashley went to the bridge. He's too old to care for another dog at 98 but he cherishes those few years with her, and her plaster paw print and the container with her ashes are next to his Bible where he sits each day.

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  4. Mom's very first pug was a senior lady
    hugs
    Hazel & Mabel

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    1. When we got Abby we were told she was 8, but she was dumped at a shelter heartworm positive after having multiple litters of puppies. That might have grayed her early. That was four years ago, and she really does NOT act like a 12 year old dog. I'm thinking she is about 10 but just had the white muzzle due to the hard life she led before us.

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