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Willie, the cool dude of Haverhill!

It's Tuff to Get Old!

June 18th 2010 8:48 am
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Hi Pals - I've been away as these old bones just ain't what they used to be and I jumped off the bed and landed badly and been limping around for days. I'm finally feeling so much better and back to my old self. At the same time, I got a serious eye infection which I've been getting drops for twice a day and that's also much better.

About 3 months ago, I found that I could no longer jump on the bed and mom has been helping me up so that I can look out the window during the day and watch the world on my street and make sure no varmants are creeping up. During the night, mom wakes up every hour to insure that I don't need help. Now, she's terrified that I don't jump off the bed and rehurt myself!

My beautiful bride Bee who lives in Australia, learned about my problem and kindly sent me new stairs which mom is trying to train me to use instead of jumping. I've had stairs before and refused to use them but these are much better and I actually tried them myself yesterday much to mom's delight.

I remember when I would fly on and off the bed with no issues.....I just hate it that I can't do this anymore! The vet said I'm doing well and am basically healthy and well and just need a little TLC. Mom is more than happy to help me so I guess I'll just have to slow down a bit and be more careful.

Bee, Rockie and Sarah - Thanks so much for the great stairs and the lovely white blanket and toys you sent! You are the bestest and I love you for making things so much easier for mom and I. Mom actually slept last night for the first time in days.

Dog, it's really tuff getting old but with the help of my honey, Bee, I'm back in action again.



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Barked by: Sully & Socks Our Angel (Dogster Member)

June 18th 2010 at 8:59 am

Dear Willie~

Yes, getting old is hard on us pups and humans, too! None of us can do what we used to do as easily.

Bless Bee's family for sending you the lovely stairs. We hope you will be able to start using them and that your Mom can sleep through without worries.

Feel better, lil pal!

Sully & Socks
Barked by: Flicka ~ CGC (Dogster Member)

June 18th 2010 at 9:10 am

Oh my friend.. it sure isnt easy.. the Boys are young.. I am not old.. but after a few ops... stuff gets tougher.

Am thinking.. a few judiciously placed treats on the step may encourage you to climb them !!!

BIG hugs for you... the brave inherit bruises.. the cautuious get to see the world for longer !
Barked by: Linda B

June 18th 2010 at 11:13 am

I'm glad you are feeling better sweet boy. Be careful and don't jump off anything now!

Faith Bergamasco
Barked by: Amazing Grace (Dogster Member)

June 18th 2010 at 2:33 pm

We are so glad you are doing better. I guess, it is time to quit jumping, Willie...I know, I'm going to be 3, but Grandma worries about my jumping business too...She hasn't been able to stop me... We hope you adapt to the stairs and realize they make things easier for ya...Treats for using the stiars a Great idea....that's was how I learned to ring a brass bell that means I want outside now.
Barked by: MrJackFreckles~SirLick-a-Lot (Dogster Member)

June 18th 2010 at 3:06 pm

So glad you got those stairs, now when you get proficient with them you will do so much better. Hope your eyes clear up fast!
Barked by: Cassie (Dogster Member)

June 20th 2010 at 9:35 am

Willie my furriend....we "seniors" have to learn we can't do some things we used to...even though we hate admitting it! Hope you use the steps and don't take a chance on hurting yourself again.


Barked by: Baxter (Dogster Member)

June 21st 2010 at 11:02 pm

Willie, Dude...I know exactly what you are going through! I am no longer allowed to get on or off the bed without Mom's help, as my back legs don't work very well. I hated to wait for mom and would try it on my own, which always led to a disaster, but now I know to bark for Mom to help me on or off and each time I do that I get a treat! I'll bet if your Mom uses treats to help guide you up and down the stairs a few times you will be flying up and down in no time! Getting a little help from your Mom is actually a great thing, it will make her feel good to help you! BOL! Love you buddy!

Barked by: ♥ DarlaMae ♥ (Dogster Member)

June 22nd 2010 at 10:42 am

Glad you are Feeling better. The stairs from your Beloved Bea are wonderful gift.You will feel better & you will get goodies from Mommy for using them,yummy,bol. Hope your eye is all healed up too. Mommy says take it easy sweetie. Hugs & Pokes,
Barked by: Muffin * Crazy Little Angel * (Dogster Member)

June 23rd 2010 at 4:25 pm

Willie, those of us in our "plus" years have to sort of make things up as we go, don't we? Thank dog your beloved Bee found some steps that you're willing to use!

Mommy & I are so very glad that you're feeling better, your eye is healing & that your marvelous Mom finally got some sleep. I don't know how they do it, but Mommies seem to always have one eye open where we're concerned. :-)

Lots of extra big hugs to you & your Mom sweet boy!

~ Muffin XOXO
Barked by: Bee (Dogster Member)

June 26th 2010 at 6:47 am

Darling Wilster,

We are so glad you are feeling a bit better and that your eye is healing up, we were so worried about you and Mommy. Be careful my love and I hope you continue to get used to the stairs, mine were so helpful to me when Mum got them for me (either that or I was very motivated my the liver treats laid on them to use them)! Lots of love and puppy kisses to you and Mommy.

All my love always,
Your Bee (Rockie and Mummy Sarah) xoxoxox

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