Maybe you’ve experienced this, too. The feeling that you didn’t “properly” display your grief in public or on social media. And that maybe you were not grieving in the “right” way.
I don’t think old dogs want us to feel sorry for them. I think they just want to be loved, spoiled and treated like the good dogs they are.
“I did not shield my young dog from my old dog’s death because I always thought animals understood dying and accepted it.”
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.
When the dog you love is getting old … There’s something I’m sure of and it’s both heartbreaking and exciting …
Of course, I’ll never find words to describe what Ace means to me. But I can tell stories.
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) …
I know better than to compare any two dogs, but now that Remy is the exact age Ace was when I adopted him, I do look at their lives in comparison.