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The Life of An "Old" Dog

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Ain't Gettin' Old A Drag

February 12th 2007 12:38 pm
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I asked Mom to start wrting for me since I have a hard time with my paws on the keyboard. I've been reflecting on life recently since Father Time is starting to catch up with me. I've had a good life since being rescued from the streets. No more puppies to take care of, two squares a day, lots of love and attention, regular medical care, a great bunch of playmates (currently Darius & Kea), and a warm place to sleep at night. I just wanted to let you know that living with both canine cognitive disorder and canine vestibular disorder can be a challenge. Mom has talked to my vet and I'm on medication for my doggie Alzheimers and that seems to help a little bit. I can still be a little forgetful and do my "walk abouts" around the house, but Mom says she can "see a dog behind the eyes" again. We're working on minimizing my bouts with vestibular disorder and I've promised Mom that I'll try not to scare her again. I'm still loving my walks and can't wait to try out some more trails. Mom says we need to go "easy" since I can't climb as well as I once did, but we'll see. I'll keep you informed as time goes by.

Woofs and high paws to all,



More troubles

June 7th 2007 1:33 pm
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Boy is this getting old a royal pain in the you know what. I'm now forced to wear diapers when I'm in the house. I can't seem to get Mom to realize that I don't mean to make messes on the floor!! Mom tells me that she needs to try to keep the floors a little cleaner and since we can't figure out what my new signal is to go outside the diapers are a must. On top of all that, it is really hard for me to stand up some days. I just can't seem to get my footing on the floor and my feet slide out from under me. At least Mom has figured that out and if she doesn't see me after a few minutes she comes and finds me and picks me up. Boy I hate being old!!!


It Was Time to Go

July 11th 2007 5:40 am
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I told Mom yesterday that it was time for me to go. It was hard for me to walk and I can't really remember anyone or anything any more. I love Darius (and maybe Kea) but I really miss Rhys. He was my first buddy with mom and I want to see him again. We went to see Dr. K. and I just went to sleep. I know mom misses me because I saw her crying last night and this morning. Darius can't find me, but I'll let him know that I'll be waiting for him and Mom here with Rhys. Now it's time to go run around with Rhys and all my new doggie friends waiting here by the Rainbow Bridge.


At the Rainbow Bridge

July 24th 2007 6:36 pm
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So its been almost two weeks since I've been here at the Rainbow Bridge. I've got so many new friends that it is amazing. I've got lots of pups to show me around and some have actually helped me find my "big brother" Rhys who came here about 10 years ago. I know that Mom really misses me because I see her crying still. I tried to get her to add to my diary earlier but she couldn't bring herself to write for me. She was just blown away by all of the PPRs and the stars and rosettes people gave me. I hope that she realizes that I'm o.k. and some of my new pals have asked their families to let us be pals. I'll try to get Mom, Darius & Kea to realize that I'm o.k. You know they say time heals all, but they just don't say how much time it will take. I know my ohna is strong, and all the support they are getting is making it so much easier for them. It feels so good that I don't have to worry about them that I don't feel guilty for playing as much here with my new buddies.


I've Been Tagged

October 23rd 2007 5:11 am
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Samantha, a really cute minature Schnauzer tagged me while my Mom was away. Of course I'll play along, albeit a little late. Here are the rules for tag for those of you who don't know:

1. You compose a new diary entry with the rules.
2. Youpost 7 random facts about yourself.
3. You tag 7 pals and tell (paw maile or rosette)

Seven things about me:

1. When my Mom adopted me I was a street waif.
2. I must have had some bad disease as a baby because I never got adult teeth.
3. I absolutely loved being with my people.
4. I am scared of tile floors.
5. I hated it when Darius would "groom" my ears.
6. I used to love to "groom" Mom's arm.
7. I 'm just now feeling comfortable at the Bridge with all my new buddies.

I'm tagging:

1. Duffee
2. Mollie
3. Buffy
4. Tenata
5. Bewtiching Hocus Pocus
6. Gyspy
7. Jetty

I hope they want to play.


Birthday "Blues"

October 31st 2007 1:49 pm
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While I'm lovin' it here at the Bridge with all my new friends, this is my first birthday away from home. I'm really missing my Mom, Darius & Kea. It was always so much fun on my birthday, Mom would get cake and we would all have some right after the Birthday Song. I hope Mom and the rest of the pack are doing o.k. without me today.


Post-Holiday Blues

January 8th 2008 8:37 am
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It was really strange not being around my family this year. While I could look down on them and visit them in their dreams I wasn't physically there with them. It was really hard for me even though everyone here at the Bridge helped make it easier. Some times I still miss my family so very much.


Is it working?

February 22nd 2008 6:23 am
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Being the wonderful sister that I am, I've been trying to help Kea out. I've been sending her messages here from the Bridge to stop chewing on Mom's stuff. I think it might be having an effect. I just hope that Kea can get to be as good as I was.

Even though I'm having lots of fun with my brother Rhys and all my new pals here at the Bridge I miss my mom, Darius and Kea. I guess I'll just have to send them dream messages at night.


Foxy's Gift

March 14th 2008 7:22 pm
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I got a gift today from an earth bound angel named Foxy. Everyone can now see that I loook out for my family thanks to Foxy and her Mom. When my mom saw my new picture she started to cry. While I'm sure that she knew I was looking out for her, Darius & Kea, now she knows for sure.



May 1st 2008 10:49 am
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I have a background for my page now. Mom can't claim to doing the work, one of my pals - Dragon - sent her the background to use. Mom is soooooo happy that I have a new look to my page. I'm sending lots of love down the Rainbow Bridge to all my pup pals and friends.

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