Three years ago, while looking across the room at my old dog, I had five fast responses to anyone fearful of loving a senior dog pop into my head. Reading through them this weekend, I still think they hold up and make good examples of why you should never let your fear of heartbreak prevent you from having an old dog in your life.
After our Cleo passed late last year, I have had many encounters with older dogs and each time they made me laugh and shake my head at these myths.
Some people think having an old dog is the opposite of fun. I beg to differ with them.
Check out these five myth-busters:
Myth 1. They're boring.
Fact: How can you be bored when you have this face around keeping you in stitches?
Myth 2. They're expensive.
Fact: We eat the same foods as she does, only minus the kibble. Even her pills are delivered via high-grade liverwurst that we share.