August is Senior Pets Month and BlogPaws and I wanted to take the opportunity to talk about my pets a little. I talk about them a lot, but what I don’t do is talk about the pet’s that have since passed on. I don’t have any pets right now that I would classify as seniors. My dog is getting close to their since companies say 7+ is seniors and Kratos is almost 7 now.
In my life I have had to have two pets euthanized. My first pet I had to go through losing was my dog, Sandy. She was my best friend growing up. My parents got her a year before my sister was born. I was about a year old when they got her. Sandy was a gorgeous Golden Retriever and Labrador mix. She had a pretty coat and I admit she was a bit prissy, but that was my dog.
This is the only picture of my girl that I have here at home with me. The rest are all on film at my parents house. The picture includes all of my family, but oddly enough no one was looking at the camera and a couple of us were talking in it, probably to Sandy so I just spotlighted my gorgeous dog. She had her quirks. She hated to swim and she really didn’t like to be wet, but boy was she proud when she caught a bird for dad.
The other pet that I lost was shortly before I got my two monster cats in January of 2010. Tigger was or big, fat orange Garfield cat that had been my boyfriends cat since childhood. We had him living with us for about three years before he had liver failure. He was 15 years old and ready to go, but man that cat had a love/hate relationship with everyone he met. You did things on his terms and his terms only.
I loved that cat even as weird as he was. He was my baby. I would walk around the house carrying his fat butt. Not just anyone could do that either. I was one of like three people who were allowed that privilege. He would go butt lick crazy for popcorn. When he hear that first pop of a kernel popping he was instantly next to the stove or microwave and he wouldn’t leave your side until the last piece was gone.
No pet will ever replace these two lovelies, but I have and I always will have more room in my heart for more pets in my life.
Blog Paws Contribution:
Blog Paws shared this awesome infographic with me all about Senior Care for your pets and I just knew I needed to share it with you, too.
Do you or have you had a senior pet in your family?