If you wanted to create a very popular online message board, here's a topic to consider: The Unique Joys of Owning a Senior Dog. Those of us who love senior dogs LOVE talking about them and sharing stories about how they enrich our lives. Everyone has their own stories to tell, but here are just a few of the many, many unique joys of owning a senior dog:
- You usually don't have to housetrain senior dogs. They know when and where to go, and they have the patience to wait until it's time to go outside.
- Their energy level is easier to deal with than rambunctious, play-with-me-now-and-don't-stop-playing puppies. Which gives you time to relax.
- Speaking of relaxing: Taking it easy and lounging around is much more enjoyable with your old chum by your side, a kindred spirit who also appreciates some mellow time.
- Senior dogs are predictable and settled down, so you don't have to wonder about the mischief they may cause.
- Your furniture, shoes, books, and other trinkets are—generally speaking—safe around a senior dog because he's learned to keep his teeth and paws off them.
Many dog lovers believe that senior dogs make the most appreciative adopted dogs. People who adopt older dogs are often amazed at how grateful these dogs seem for having the opportunity to be part of a loving family. If you've adopted a senior dog, please share you stories with the fellow dog-lovers on The Facebook page of The PEDIGREE® Adoption Drive: www.facebook.com/Pedigree.