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.
"I don't have any idea if my dogs respect me or not, but they're greedy and I have their stuff." -- Patty Ruzzo
"Dogs don't want to control people. They want to control their own lives." --John Bradshaw