Who Owns Who

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The past few weeks, we’ve been laughing a little at some new behavior from Bunny.  She’s always been…a bit less than subtle…about getting what she wants.  I think all senior dogs enter a stage of entitlement in their older years that’s admittedly well deserved.  I guess part of it for me is that Bunny was […]

Winning The Race

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One of the tough parts about being a dog owner is seeing your dog start to become a senior.  It’s a bittersweet feeling, because while they become infinitely sweeter in old age, it also makes it hard not to start thinking about what the future might hold in terms of your dog’s health and longevity. […]

Greyhound Or Goat

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Back when we had our first pair of Greyhounds, Treat and Hawk, I used to laugh every Saturday morning over a routine that repeated many times in our house.  On Saturday mornings, our routine was different, and that different routine meant that we would be going to do something with the Greyhounds, usually a meet […]

The Love Of A Senior

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I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that May is Adopt A Senior Month with most Greyhound adoption groups.  A lot of groups offer discounted adoption fees and a lot of vendors send out special gifts to senior Greyhounds adopted in May.  Once upon a time, Mr. Taleteller and I adopted a senior Greyhound, and […]

Senior Moments

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This week, I have found myself really under the weather.   I gave in and called in sick so I could take some medicine, which I can’t do if I want to wake up when the alarm clock goes off and be a functioning human being.  I don’t know why, but my body has never […]

Excuse You Very Much

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If you read Bunny’s post yesterday, you know that we had a hiking outing this weekend.  I admit, it was nice to be back and I felt like we’d been away from hiking too long.  A variety of things has kept us away, like weather, injuries, family obligations and life in general. One thing I […]

All Hail Queen B

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Through the years, we’ve referred to Bunny often as The Princess.  This is an official title that she has come by honestly.  While she is incredibly sweet, she also exudes an aura of royalty that is hard to ignore.  Let’s just say that Bunny has certain expectations about how she wants to be treated and […]

A Word About Senior Greyhounds

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As Adopt A Greyhound Month comes to a close, Adopt A Senior Month is just getting started.  May is designated as Adopt A Senior Month to promote adoption of Greyhounds who are a little older.  This doesn’t make them any less lovable, however.  Today, I have a few things for you to consider about senior […]

A Few Words About Senior Greyhounds

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Since April is Adopt A Greyhound Month and May is Adopt A Senior Month, I felt that this was a good time to share a few words about our experiences with senior Greyhounds.  Many Greyhound adoption groups offer discounts on senior Greyhounds in May and there are also some businesses that offer special gifts to […]

What I’ve Learned About Getting Old Dogs To Eat

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Over the weekend, I talked with three friends who were all having trouble getting their senior dogs to eat.  I try to be a nice person, so I offered some advice and suggestions to each of them.  I know what it’s like to go through finicky eating with senior dogs and how frustrating it is, […]