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Grey Muzzle? I Don’t Think So

senior1The cute lab in the above picture is Bingo.  Would you believe me if I told you that he is 14 years old?  Probably not.  Usually dogs with dark hair show very easy, as they age, grey muzzles, but Bingo is one of those rare exceptions because most of his hair is black and shiny.

Bingo is the oldest dog to date that I’ve taken care of and the needs of a senior dog are different from that of a puppy or mature dog.  With that in mind, walks are shorter, rest is plentiful, no loud noises, etc.  Have a great week.

Nap Time For My Canine Companions – Alex, Walter And Roxy

After our walk and breakfast, I did dishes and I asked Cynthia to hang out in the living room with Alex, Walter and Roxy until I was done.  Once I was finished, I went to see what these kids were doing, and here they all are:

Roxy

Roxy

Roxy asleep on one of her favorite spots.  Every time I put her bed so she can use it she looks at it and keeps going, but she seems to enjoy my carpet.

Alex

Alex

Yes, that is Alex under the covers.  Because she is on bed rest per the vet’s instructions, she put on a bit of weight.  Wow!  It only took 11 years to get her to put on a couple of pounds.  Ok., maybe not a couple of pounds, but at least 1 lb.  Please, allow me to dream.

Walter

Walter

Walter was the only one awake, but he soon realized that Alex and Roxy were already asleep so he was trying to figure out if he were to follow their lead or do his own thing.

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Walter decided to follow their lead.  Watching them made me think that many times I feel guilty for taking a nap or just taking a day to do nothing but relax.  Look at them.  Not a care in the world and enjoying a nap.  I have to learn to do this.  There are so many things our four-legged companions can teach us, and relaxing is one of them.  Have a great weekend.