Watching an old friend get older…
Where he used to, only recently, run downstairs in the morning to eat his breakfast, he now comes down slowly and ambles over to his bowl. He is very slow on his walks and certainly can’t keep up with Byron, our younger dog, where he used to have no problem.
And he now sleeps most of the day… and doesn’t come up to bed in our room at night without a lot of encouragement where he used to lead the way.
He now has signs of hip displasia and the stairs are getting harder for him (a tough thing in a 3 floor townhouse.)
There are days when he throws up what he eats, so we have limited him to no plate licking, which was his joy, and only 2 small biscuits as snacks.
- Welcome to Doggie Senility. (busterandtootsie.wordpress.com)