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Life With Sharon, or, How Much Can a Dog Take?

Old Age

April 1st 2012 12:30 pm
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Old age is not for the faint of heart. It's a good thing I have a good attitude and always look on the sunny side, because things are getting harder. Back xrays showed that some of my vertebrae have lost their cushioning and are rubbing against each other - guess that's why I don't want to walk very fast anymore. Of course, I don't mind - slow walking is all the better for sniffing. When Mom and Dinah want to walk fast, I go in the stroller. Dinah doesn't like that so much because Mom has her attached to a short belt so she doesn't get to sniff.

The xrays I had also showed bladder stones - four of them,all in a neat little bunch. So now I have to eat this food that looks like gray school paste and nothing else - did you hear me? NOTHING ELSE! NO TREATS! OF ANY KIND! This has to go on for at least two months. Fortunately for me, I don't mind the taste of it, but it would be nice to have a little variety and some crunch once in a while.

Next week I have to start swim therapy again. Punishment on top of pain! See what I mean about old age? Phooey!


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Barked by: Angel Petey- In Loving Memory (Dogster Member)

April 2nd 2012 at 4:40 am

oh I know all too well about old age...BOL hang in there and I hope you do ok!
Barked by: Teddy (Dogster Member)

April 2nd 2012 at 7:02 am

Hey Patch, I definitely feel your pain and distaste for getting old! You think you'll be a puppy forever and then wham, you realize you're an old guy and can't do young guy stuff! The slow walking isn't too bad, but NO treats or crunchy stuff, that's awful!!! How's your hearing? I've lost most of mine.(There goes my music career.) BOL
Barked by: Coco Rose (Dogster Member)

April 2nd 2012 at 7:16 am

Hi Patch, we were just thinking about you the other night and was wondering if you were on another great adventure.

One does wonder where the time went. Momma can remember when she brought me home as a tiny pup and now I'm a whole 6 years old and am limping. Gone are the days without aches and pains - hey, I'm beginning to sound just like my momma - BOL, BOL

Hugs and kisses,

Coco Rose

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