Jimmy’s Walk

Jimmy’s Walk

Today I’m feeling incredibly grateful. I have those moments fairly often, but today there’s an extra special moment with a golden touch, and it’s all about Jimmy’s walk. Jimmy is a bit of an unlucky fellow who’s also had his share of...
Needing glasses?

Needing glasses?

One change that is common in older dogs is age-related cataracts. In this, the lenses in the eyes gradually become somewhat cloudy instead of transparent, as seen in the young dog. We can see this as a slightly bluish haze in our dog’s eyes, especially if the...
Rebellious or loss of hearing?  

Rebellious or loss of hearing?  

Not every dog becomes hard of hearing or deaf with age, but it is quite common for hearing to become markedly impaired in later years. Hearing can also sometimes appear variable, leaving us in doubt: if my dog does not respond to my calling, is he defying me, or...
Christmas time…

Christmas time…

Hopefully a time of warmth and good company, and thankfully, it usually is. What it certainly is: a time when everything is “different than usual.” We cook and eat other things than usual, get visitors, and/or go on visits.  Routines change. Sometimes, we...