Mar 25, 2016

Senior Pets

I have really been blowing it on my goal to post more this year so I decided that I had better get on the ball.  So get ready to see some more posts about my life, my jewelry and of course books.

As anyone that knows me can tell you, I tend to prefer animals over people for the most part.  My dream when I was a kid was to be a veterinarian.  Didn't quite work out that way but I do share my life and my home with quite the menagerie.  Five dogs and three cats to be exact.  And they all seem to be getting old at the same time.

I had quite the scare last week.  Kharma, my Pomeranian devil, had a swelling in his eye and face.  Now he is sixteen years old and is blind, deaf and senile so if surgery was going to be involved, I wouldn't put him through that.   Thank the Goddess that it is just an infection that I am able to treat with antibiotics.  I know that I am going to have to say goodbye to him soon but he is still enjoying his life.

This is the first time that I have had the joy of sharing my life with a senior pet and I have to say that it is the best.  Yeah there are accidents because of the senility but all of my dogs have become so much sweeter with age.

Rusty is another senior dog that I have though I am not quite sure just how old he is.  He came from the Humane Society all scared and shivering.  He only has two teeth and has random seizures but other then that he is very healthy.  Or at least he has been though he has acquired a cyst on his neck and went to see if vet on Wednesday.   But even that was only a fatty cyst so his record of good health continues.  He's got a bit of a temper if the other dogs try to push him around but is a total sweetheart otherwise.

My seniors come in all sizes and colors.  BeiJing is my honey girl and is a Korean Jindo.  She is going on thirteen and still plays with the junior member of my pack Pooka.  I highly recommend this breed.  They are loyal and so very healthy.  She is starting to slow down just a bit but has no health issues at all.

My last senior funbaby is Bella Boo.  She is my special girl and is also going on thirteen.  She has been really healthy her entire life and has really brightened my days.  She is the one that will tear me in half when it is time to let her go.

Even though I know that the time is drawing nearer to saying goodbye to these special dogs, I don't regret any of the time that I have spent with them.  Their love and their cuddles always bring a sense of peace to me as well as a smile.


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