Living with a very old dog means feeling your heart speeding up every time you see them a little more still than usual and approaching with the fear that they have stopped breathing.
Living with a very old dog means being aware that some of the things you’ll do together may be the last.
Living with a very old dog means thinking ′′ this is their last summer “, ′′ this is their last July “, ′′ This could be the last morning”.
Living with a very old dog means they bark at any noise at any time, not because they know what they are barking at, its they feel they need to bark and let us know.
Living with a very old dog means, you have to lift them up into the truck, the bed, the couch, the stairs.
Living with a very old dog means putting off commitments because it’s important to be close to them.
Living with an old dog means we trip over them because they are so sound asleep they don’t hear us approaching them.
Living with an old dog means accidents in the house, its ok they don’t mean to do it.
Living with a very old dog means feeling guilty because you know you could have done more, giving them more runs, more travel, more hugs, more caresses, more everything.
I would like to say that living with a very old dog also puts us in the face of our own death, fragility, vulnerability.
Living with a very old dog means we got to experience life with a very old dog, which is one of the best joys on earth!
They’ll love you more than you could ever love yourself.
Old dogs, like old cats, are more affectionate than young ones. They give love freely to those caring for them and tend to overlook some faults that younger dogs and cats will take umbrage at.
I know, right? Cats get so cuddly when they get older.