If you have ever owned an old dog, this essay is meant for you. Taking care of older dogs is about love and nothing else. Dog owners understand. People without dogs will think you're crazy. They lack understanding.
At 16 years old, Lucky is an old guy….a senior geriatric dog. Seeing him struggle with the ailments of old age is one of the hardest things to watch. I feel so helpless knowing I cannot ease his pain. I can give him medications, but the arthritis will continue to make his legs weaker. I can shower him with love after his accidents and his confused eyes plead for forgiveness – but I cannot make them stop. I can take him on short walks, but I know we will never again spend hours exploring our favorite spots at Stone Mountain Park.
For the rest of the this story about caring for elderly dogs, visit Love and Sweet Potatoes on Lucky's Blog. Lucky is the inspiration behind my sister's Atlanta thrift store, Second Life, a non profit 501c that benefits animal rescue organizations. If you're ever in the area, make sure you stop by and meet Lucky. You'll be lucky you did. This is the picture of Lucky below. He has passed away, but his spirit will live forever. God Bless you Lucky.