August 26, 2016
Celebrate! Today is National Dog Day!
Doug says every day around here is National Dog Day. That could be because Princess Zuma was determined to clamber onto our bed and take up half of it last night. If you’ve ever had the privilege of a 135 lb long legged Great Dane hogging the bed, you’ll know what I’m talkin’ about. They are not easily moved. She is now snoozing in the sunshine, we will nap later.
We meet a lot of senior dogs along our journey. Beloved and cherished, they accompany their families and friends through life, through their travels. Recently, our close friend Bill lost his long-time canine companion Babe.
This blog is dedicated to Babe and to all the senior citizen dogs.
If you’re going to adopt a dog, why not give a senior a wonderful life in its final years, like my friend Daryl gave this lovely, kind Golden Retriever a retirement home (below), Dutch:
I found many quotes on Google so, grab a tissue
and hold tight the memories.
It takes a long time for a soul to become this sweet.
~ Author Unknown.
Enjoy The Golden Years.
In memory of Babe:
Don’t cry because it’s over.
Smile because it happened.
Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love,
they depart to teach us about loss.
A new dog never replaces an old dog,
it merely expands the heart.
The journey of life is sweeter when traveled with a dog.
Everybody loves a puppy.
Old dogs love everyone.
The one best place to bury a good dog is in the heart of his master.
Retired Irish Setter Show Dog:
Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog.
~Sydney Jeanne Seward
There is a special place in Heaven
for people who give their heart to an old dog.
~ Author Anonymous
Old dogs, like old shoes, are comfortable.
They might be a bit out of shape
and a little worn around the edges, but they fit well.
You’ll never walk alone
because I’ll always be with you.
Love, your old dog.
Thank you to Lins for this photo of Monty:
My face may be white, but my heart is pure gold.
There is no shame in growing old.
Do you have a photo of your senior dog you’d like to share on the blog? Please e.mail it to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org and with your permission, I’ll add it here.
Here’s to The Golden Oldies.
Have a great weekend!
Thank you to Daryl for this photo of Dutch:
Thank you Lina for this photo of your beloved friend!