If I had to choose one thing that has made a huge difference in my life and the life of my senior dog, I would have to say it’s a pet stroller. Although we would never have left Red behind on a day trip (unless we had a pet sitter), having the dog stroller made it a lot easier to include her.… Read full post
Moving is stressful no doubt about it, but did you know it’s up there with job loss, marriage, divorce and death?
I have moved a lot, but that’s what happens when you have wanderlust, and most of that moving was done with dogs and cats in tow. Yes they were usually seniors!!… Read full post
I recently added a new section to my website called Senior Dog Lifesavers. As the name suggests, it is dedicated to highlighting the work of the kind and compassionate souls who rescue senior dogs.
A few weeks ago while searching for lifesavers to feature, I came across a woman named Julie Docherty (or Jem as she is called!) who rescues Chihuahuas.… Read full post
I shared nine fantastic years with my dog Daisy who sadly crossed over the Rainbow Bridge in April when she was 13.
She had arthritis from the age of four when I first rescued her, but was so lively and only slowed her down in her final few months.
Two months before we lost her, Daisy was diagnosed with dementia, and a week before she passed her vet suspected she had a brain tumour.… Read full post
The love of my life is my senior dog Red who is approximately 17, although I really have no idea how old she is. Okay I know I should say it’s my husband but, to be fair, he’d probably say his is our other dog Jack!! We’ve been together almost 9 years (Red, not my husband!!), and I can’t even imagine how much I’ve spent on vet bills.… Read full post
In 2012 I became concerned with the plight of senior dogs surrendered to shelters in their golden years. I could not imagine my own 16 year old, who had died in my arms, leaving this world on a cold slab floor in a noisy shelter feeling unloved. This was the catalyst for establishing Elder Paws Senior Dog Rescue. … Read full post
Thankfully the weather where we live is FINALLY starting to improve, the dogs can go for longer walks and I can start planting flowers.
Except for a random three days it was pretty miserable, but those three days got all my neighbours out and going DIY crazy!!
My new neighbour created a whole garden, complete with paving stone lined paths and wooden boxes she built to hide things she didn’t like the look of.… Read full post
I currently share my life with two dogs, but the absolute love of my life is a 17ish year old Chihuahua/Min Pin named Red. She found me while I was volunteering at a shelter in Florida, and decided I was going to be her person. I must admit I fell in love with her quite quickly as well.… Read full post
I talk to my dogs, I tell them what I’d like them to do, and I ask them questions. Whenever I do this while I’m on the phone with my mother she always laughs, and asks if they understand what I’m saying. Of course they do is my standard reply, and it’s the truth!!… Read full post