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Postby TheRedQueen » February 25th, 2011, 6:47 pm

"I don't have any idea if my dogs respect me or not, but they're greedy and I have their stuff." -- Patty Ruzzo

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Postby Pit♥bull » February 25th, 2011, 6:58 pm

Thanks for sharing :cry2:
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Postby iluvk9 » February 25th, 2011, 7:51 pm

I :heartbeat: senior dogs.
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Postby call2arms » February 25th, 2011, 8:44 pm

Oh, the things you'll hear in a vet waiting room from some clients to other clients with their seniors is just hair-raising. Especially when people actually come to euthanize an animal and some insensitive prick comments on how sick he/she looks... Gah. Just shut your trap.

On a positive note. I love seniors too. Especially old goldens that remind me of my mom's 16 year old golden, those just MELT my heart. Oh and those saggy, tired but sweet eyes...

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Postby ParisStreetPitCrew » February 25th, 2011, 11:42 pm

Thank you for sharing this.
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Postby iluvk9 » February 26th, 2011, 7:04 am

call2arms wrote:On a positive note. I love seniors too. Especially old goldens that remind me of my mom's 16 year old golden, those just MELT my heart.


Lordie...how old do Golden's live for???? I knew Lenny would be living with me at the Assisted Living Facility. 8)
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Postby call2arms » February 26th, 2011, 3:39 pm

We see the occasiolal one at 15-16-17 years old but usually that's tops... Most of the time hey go at around 13-14.
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Postby TheRedQueen » February 26th, 2011, 3:47 pm

I got asked how old Aussies live today in fact...I mentioned that Rip is 13 1/3..."oh, how old do they typically live?" I know people mean well, but it is hard to deal with at times...:|
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Postby mnp13 » February 26th, 2011, 11:01 pm

I was at a therapy dog visit with Ruby, one of the Girl Scouts asked me how old she was, and when she would die. It was creepy, and very sad.
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Postby TheRedQueen » February 26th, 2011, 11:04 pm

mnp13 wrote:I was at a therapy dog visit with Ruby, one of the Girl Scouts asked me how old she was, and when she would die. It was creepy, and very sad.


The young girl that helps me/trains with me...asked me what would happen to Ripley now that he's old. I was baffled...'what do you mean?" She said that she'd never been around an old dog, they've always been stolen, run off, hit by cars...she honestly didn't know what would happen with him. I told her that he'd keep doing what he was doing...eating, sleeping, playing...until it was time for him to go. She was sad, but fascinated at the same time. I've been keeping her updated with details on how he's doing...because she's now a bit worried about him too. :(
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Postby BigDogBuford » February 26th, 2011, 11:08 pm

I guess I'm so used to people saying thoughtless/hurtful things about my dogs already because they are bullies that it doesn't faze me too much when they comment on their age. Most of my dogs are between 5-10 so they're starting to show their age.
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