Thursday, September 12, 2013

Senior Dog ?

 

Labrador Retriever (2)

 

Buddy turned eight last Thursday, that is on the 12th. That makes him a senior dog, or so they say. 

That’s supposed to make him a wiser, quieter dog. A dog that who knows the rustling of leaves outside means just that..the wind rustling the leaves and not a squirrel. The door-bell ringing doesn’t mean the door will open itself instantly. One needn’t throw oneself at it and one can wait till someone else takes the trouble to check.

A walk means a slow, casual stroll enjoying the smells, the air and the company of your human. An older dog who has lived his youth and now likes to snooze away his time.

But whoever sets the rules for senior dogs to live by certainly has given Buddy the miss! Or may be he just doesn’t want to live by the ‘Senior Dog Rules’.

Not yet!!

 

Agreed. Buddy does love a good snooze but he is never lazy about getting up and checking on the important things in life. Like, for example, delicious smells that are wafting from the kitchen!!

 

Senior Dog (2)

 

Dog Adoption (2)

 

Though I, Shadow have willingly taken over the responsibility of checking on the rustling leaves, the noisy night-guard with his whistle, the birds on our balcony and the door bell, Buddy always double checks. Just in case!

Only he is now wise enough to know he needn’t always break his neck doing it!

He was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism some six months back. But after the initial set-back he hasn’t let that interfere with his life. He still is the most enthusiastic trekker and believes in the merits of an active life-style.  High places or thick vegetation, Buddy never lets any smell go unexplored or any squirrel un-chased!

 

Dog Adoption (1)

 

Pet Vacation

 

Senior Dog (3)

 

He believes in warming his belly in the sun, dreaming of the good things in life, enjoying the soft grass, the smell of the earth or the plush cushions, whichever may be the case!!

 

Labrador Retriever (1)

 

Lansdowne holiday destination

 

And at the end of it all, one does notice that wise, quiet, all knowing softness in his eyes….

 

happy bday bud

 

 

Wishing for a lot more fun and happy times ahead with you.

We love you.

Ginger and Shadow

 

 

Pee ess : ( Don’t blame us for not coming up with a post on Buddy’s birthday. Didn’t we tell you our editor needs to be fired? Can’t imagine why we haven’t got round to doing it!!)

 

 

6 comments:

Two French Bulldogs said...

You go Buddy! No senior dog in your house!
Benny & Lily

Kelly said...

Happy birthday, Buddy. Enjoy your seniority...don't let it limit you. :)

snoopydog said...

This is just the most beautiful post! So lovely, I had to read it twice. Dear Buddy Boy, the photos say it all! Lots of love to you. Ros and Oscar x

scotsmad said...

Senior dog, indeed! Just age disgracefully...that's our motto!

Happy Birthday, Buddy! We enjoyed all your photos so you can forgive the help for not posting a birthday photo with hats and cake and stuff.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Mitch and Molly said...

Happy 8th Birthday, Buddy! Senior is only a word. Keep having tons and tons of fun!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

jabblog said...

Eight years old? He's a Labrador and Labradors don't grow up until they're at least 10! Happy Birthday, Buddy, and many more to come . . . But I see this was three years ago so I suppose (reluctantly) that Buddy is now a senior, at 11. You're the same age as our Jenna . . .

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