Let's celebrate the old gold!
The senior center here is of course full of the trials and tribulations of dealing with our senior dogs' health issues. Maxine's thread of "Happy Senior" and Logan's thread and pics made me think:
Let's celebrate our old guys and gals.
My current old guy is Copper. A pound rescue of unknown age. A friend found out that the rescue group had refused Copper and his time was up so he came to live with me on 10/13/2004.
In the four+ years he has lived with me, he has:
1. gotten over male dog aggression (being neutered sure helped).
2. Learned to live in harmony with cats, horses and chickens. The chickens were the most difficult for him to accept.
3. gotten hard of hearing so he has lost his fear of thunderstorms.
4. Learned just which "look" to give me to get his way.
5. Cost me a whole lot of money! Sometimes due to age related problems and sometimes due to copper being himself and getting into stuff he shouldn't. Worth it too.
6. Wormed his way into my heart and made me happy!
He isn't as physically able as he used to be, but he sure is still willing to give anything a try. I have to keep my eye on him to keep him from overdoing.
The first pic is from last summer and the second one is on his "Gotcha" day.
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I don't know who originally said this, but old dogs are like old shoes. They're a little worn around the edges, but incredibly comfortable.
My 12 and 11 year olds are still so full of life and fun! They make me laugh daily. Yes, they cost me bundles now, but I am thankful every day that I still have both of them.
CH Rosewood Little Giant, UDX VER RA MHU SH MXP MJP XFP T2BP DJ VCX WCX CCA CGC FFX-OG (born 3-10-2007), also UCH HR UUD UJJ URO1 UHIT a.k.a. "Tito" (the Tito Monster)
waiting at the bridge:
My first dog, and my most special girl
Gibson's Golden Girl, CD, CGC, TDI ( 3-20-1997 - 11-22-2013) a.k.a. "Tiny", "Queen B"
and my heart dog
Gibson's Golden Guy, CD, CGC, TDI ( 01-31-1998 - 01-02-2012) a.k.a. "Toby", "HRH"
run free my sweet, sweet loves, I will love you and miss you forever.
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What a beautiful old face!!! Mine are still youngin's but I love seeing everyone else's gorgeous white faces
♥ Marlene, Sammy & Dillon ♥
Sam's Scrapblog page. He's 10 in this pic, the sienna coloring hides his white face. He slowly went grey starting at age 6 when his seizures started.
Miss You Sam...
Aug 1, '94 ~ Jan 8, '07
How old is old gold?
Selka will be ten on March 29th. He doesn't seem 10 at all. He is still as frisky as he ever was and he has always been pretty mellow in spirit. He loves everyone and thinks everyone loves him! He is a therapy dog with Delta Society and has his CGC since puppyhood. He has been on the cover of Golden Retriever Weekly three times. I can't believe he is going to be 10. Makes me teary.
That's Selka is the middle: with Gunner and Murphy, my daughter's goldenand Gunner's brother.
Gunner is getting a white face too but he is only 6 so doesn't qualify for "OLD GOLD" : )
There is just something special about older goldens... Ali will be 12 in May but she is still up for anything!
The first pic is Ali riding in the back of my Jeep on our way to a Cinco de Mayo party last year... she does love her Corona
The other pic is Ali and Ada (just turned 7mths) over Christmas
I just love my girls!