I love my old dogs! There is something so reassuring and predictable bout an old dog. They aren’t trying to find themselves like puppies do, you already know who they are and what to expect from them.
I took these pictures of Bo and Tucker this morning after I fed the horses. My sweet babies. Why can’t dogs live forevor? In recent weeks I have seen changes in Tucker. He wanders away from the farm, which he has never done before, and he is shorter tempered with the other dogs. I even saw him bite at one of the stable cats. Old age has set in, and its effects are becoming apparent.
So I have been keeping Tucker close to me. He was never one to like staying in the house for long, now he is curled up in his dog bed in the house for most of the day. He gets up to chore with me, and then goes straight back to bed. I also dont want him to wander out into the road and get lost or hit. Of course he isn’t completely senile, but I don’t want to take a chance with him.
Even though there are challenges to having a senior dog, I wouldn’t trade having my babies for the world.