Senior dogs are exceptional treasures.
November is an embrace-a-senior-pet month, and likewise, the month during which we observe Thanksgiving. So, it’s only natural to consider the numerous reasons to be grateful for the precious older canines who share our homes, hearts, and lives.
Older Canines know us well, and that’s as great as it is reassuring. In many have our dogs have been in our lives for quite a while and have seen us through both cheerful and challenging occasions
Sometimes, we’ve lived with these respected pups longer than we’ve lived with our partner or our children.
There are various explanations for closeness with senior canines. For one thing, it’s simpler to live in the moment with them. By the time dogs reach the later phases of their time with us, we’re less concerned about harming them, sending them down the destructive path, or creating patterns we may wish to modify at a later time.
Personally, if an older canine chooses to nap on the most comfortable piece of furniture in the home, I’m all for it. I’m not thinking about how I may anguish later when I buy an impressive couch or a new place. It’s normal to live in the present with a senior canine because, unfortunately, we realize that our time together is brief.
On the practical side, senior canines generally don’t need as much exercise—and indeed, not first thing in the A.M. (There are exceptional cases for all rules yet.) They are calm and more quickly contented. All heck will not break loose if we do not get our senior canine out for a solid hour to relieve himself or walk before, we go to work.
A stroll with a senior canine is a chance for the proverbial halting to smell the roses. Such hikes are not about exercise so much as taking a break from your busy schedule to appreciate the beauty of life.
A stroll with a senior canine is an opportunity for the notorious halting to enjoy the scenery. Such walks are about exercise effectively taking a break from a bustling timetable to like life excellence.
When I’m with my senior dog, I especially look forward to our post-walk time, when we are, sitting together with some petting and loving. These low-key moments of peaceful togetherness, which are more familiar with senior dogs, are to be cherished.
There’s additionally beauty in canines that may not be evident to individuals who have never lived with one. Age has its beautiful perspectives. The gray muzzle, face, scars, bumps, and cosmetic irregularities may seem imperfect. Still, I view them as the markers of love and time for this particular, adored individual.
We feel special gratitude when senior dogs reach these golden years—in many ways, they’ve beaten the odds. While no canine lives long enough, not all pups make it into experienced mature age. When a dog reaches that stage, it’s a gift. There is magnificence in life well-lived, and older dogs uniquely embody that beauty.
Senior dogs are exceptional treasures. If you have an old dog in your life, be appreciative and honor their companionship and your time spent with each other.