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reading glasses
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cup of coffee
watching the news
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good times
wrinkles
Aging Gracfully With My Dog
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There goes the alarm. time to get up. My bones are stiff and soar first thing in the morning. I guess I'm aging. It takes me a moment longer to get out of bed then it used to to.

I kind of chuckle to myself becausei noticed it takes ole Tank a little longer to do his stretching and get his four feet on the ground in the morning too. I guess we are growing old together.

I put my reading glasses on to brush my teeth this morning. If I don't my teeth are jut a blur. I can't see near as well as I could 20 years ago. I noticed the fine lines and wrinkles around my eyes. Then I made my way into the kitchen to get a cup of coffee.

Thank God for automatic coffe makers.

I let Tank out the kitchen door before I got a cup of coffee.

After I made my coffee and let Tank in, I went over to the sofa and sat down to watch the news. Me on one side of the little sofa Tank on the other end. Touching in the middle. Tank is happiest when he has physical contact with me. He s laying on my foot right now.

Sometimes when Im walking down the hallway in our house and Tank wants to tell me something, he will walk right along side of me and keep his nose pressed to my hand as we walk. Kind of hard to ignore that.

As I sit at my desk in my room typing this Tank is being petted by my foot. He is always near. I am never too lonely He is always there. I thank God for my relationship with him and for my special relationship with Tank. The best relationship Ive ever had with another living creature is with him.

Hes my best friend...

It seems like people come and then they go in my life. But, not my dog. Not if he has a choice. There is no one in the whole world that my dog would rather be with then me.

Today as we sat watching the news I noticed the little white hairs starting to show on his head. Like me Tank is aging. It's hard to believe that we have been together so long. We have been through a lot of life together. Good times and bad. Runs on the beach and broken hearts.

Everything I've been through my dog has been through too.

Right beside me with his nose presssed to my hand.

He is like my shadow ... When I walk into a room I leave the door open behind me that one extra second for him to get through also. I love him so much. We just have a thing. Its a dog thing. If I have to expain it you, you wont get it.

He has become the biggest love of my life. The relationship between man and dog is amazing. They say there are angels walking amongst us. Maybe they are dogs.

I know I will probably have to say good bye to my dog one day. Chances are I will out live him.

But, I want to keep Tank close to me for as long as pssible, so I feed him a veterinarian approved organic, holistic dog food.

When the day comes for us to part I don't want to feel guilty because my best friend developed cancer or became ill because I wanted to save a few dollars on dog food.

My dog deserves the to eat the healthiest food possible!


Street Talk

Dogs are just the best company in old age! Don't think I've ever appreciated mine as much as I do now that I'm sneaking up on decrepitude.

Reply
  about 6 years ago

I hear U brother,,,That is how I will always feel! I promote making the meals myself because then I KNOW what I put in there!

Reply
  about 7 years ago
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