People craft– getting along with pets

There are joys to owning an older dog.  Our thirteen-year-old Daffodil, taken years ago at an obedience training class, is on the right.  “Daffy” is so easy going that she doesn’t even mind when I clean her ears.  Her two vices are howling at sirens (which hurt her ears so much that she needs to warn us of impending danger) and digging holes, where she places her two favorite squeaky toys.  She puts them at the bottom of a large hole and then lays by them to guard them.  They squeak and are therefore alive, aren’t they? Sadly though, Daff now has what the vet diagnosed, a conjestive heart condition.

Noah (black and tan) 1 1/2 years, Dax (solid black) 6 years, & Hannah (my golden girl) 1 1/2 years, are pure German Shepherds.

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12 thoughts on “People craft– getting along with pets

  1. A week ago I brought Daffodil to our vet because of a cough. “Just in case” she has a touch of kennel cough, our vet is treating her with an antibiotic, Cefpodoxime Proxetil, but her cough persists. Our vet explained that when the canine heart begins to fail, lungs fill with liquid that the dog tries to cough out. Daffodil also pants which is another result.

    1. Ok, first of all–Stop growing, Already! He is so big and looks a lot like his big bro sometimes, but other times he is very much is own sweet little guy. Second of al2st8l11;#he&e pics brought tears to my eyes. Maybe because I am baby-less today, or maybe because it’s nice to take a step back and see other families that are so similar to mine. (It’s easier to see the sweetness when you’re not standing over the older kid hitting the other one with his toys).

  2. Kathleen Rowland

    No offense taken, Wade– my husband wondered if Daffodil will roll into it one of these days and make it a pet cemetery. Not really, of course!

  3. Kathleen Rowland

    Our vet says Daffy has about a year, Mary Alice. Actually the Barkster is a year older. We got them at the same time, and they are very close.

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