Senior Similarities

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When you and your dog are both Seniors,
you have a lot in common…

 

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I brought Maxie home in June of 2001. Little did I know how the years would fly by and one day (and that day is now)  I would call her a Senior.  Now it is true for myself too.

What is most entertaining are the similarities in the two of us. Her eyes have become cloudy and I now need glasses.  We both have a  thyroid issue.  She struggled with her weight and had to adjust to a new diet; I diligently walk more and make better meal choices to keep myself at a healthy weight.

She moves a little slower when she gets out of bed and I creak and squeak as I do my morning stretch.

I shove away thoughts when I will have to face a day without her. Instead, I concentrate on the spring in her step when I dangle the leash for a walk.  That little stub of a tail still wags non-stop when she greets me at the end of my work day.

Now that I have had Maxie long enough to call her a Senior – I can think of nothing better than the two of us growing old together; and I plan on enjoying every minute of it!

Are you and your dog growing old together?

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8 comments

    • Theresa says:

      Can’t think of anything better than growing old with our best friends! Just today when we went for a walk, I had to slow down for Maxie. I kept asking her, “are you alright Max?” (she didn’t answer, she just marched along with me). Thanks for walking on over to Ruff Talk.

  1. My dog and I are both middle-aged. She sleeps a lot! But she still can occasionally be energetic, especially when something good happens (like a walk, in her case!).

    • Theresa says:

      Funny how they perk up when the magic “W” word is mentioned! Maxie still loves her walks too. Thanks for walking over to Ruff Talk.

  2. Ruth Long says:

    Oh my goodness, this is such a fun series. This post on senior life so delighted me. My terrier Jax and I are both slower to get out of bed in the mornings now and our evening walks are a tad slower too! 🙂

    • Theresa says:

      This series has been beyond awesome. Enjoy those walks with Jax – doesn’t matter that you both step a little slower! Thanks for sniffing out Ruff Talk.

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