A special post written by my mom Nancy about her memories with my two pets. We lost our senior mutt Ace and our senior tabby cat Beamer earlier this year.
I wrote this letter to myself when my senior dog was sick. I knew it would help my future self, and I was right.
I’m sorry to say, over the weekend we lost two family members. Please share a favorite Ace or Beamer story if you have one.
It’s good for all of us to stay physically active and to continue socializing and learning as we grow older. To keep using our bodies and our brains. I have an 11-year-old black Lab mix who still seems mentally sharp but physically he’s slow and stiff. I take him on short, slow walks (15 mins) …
My dog has drain tracts and wounds that won’t heal. He has an autoimmune disease called Panniculitis. We have kept his condition under control with Atopica.
How do you exercise an old dog? My tips include just get moving! Even if it’s slow and a lot of standing around, that’s better than sleeping all day!
9 years ago today I adopted this sweet guy for free from his first owner in Ada, Minn. Happy adoptaversary Ace!
Will my dog be sad if I get a puppy? Some people have expressed concern for my older dog Ace, but I know he will be just fine.
My dog Ace has had an ongoing issue with a non-healing wound.
Some dog owners choose NOT to be present when their dogs are euthanized and that’s OK.