Monday, May 16, 2011

Comfy as an old slipper ....

I love rhubarb cobbler!   There is an upside to everything and this cold wet weather is at least good for growing rhubarb.   It will be a day or two before there is enough ready to stew, but it will be a treat to have nice hot cobbler to warm up with for lunch.
At least it is cool enough to put a good fire.  What is good for the garden is not always the best for arthritis ... as both Andy and I can attest.   Does that mean we are over the hill?  Not in the slightest!  If anything, exercise is more important for us to help manage our arthritis. 
But it does mean that we truly appreciate such creature comforts as a cozy fire.   When I first adopted Andy, it was clear that many of the nice little things were novelties to him.   
Contrary to the old adage, you CAN teach an old dog new tricks.  Or house rules.   Or obedience.  Or even housetraining for the ones who have had the short end of the stick being sentenced to life on the end of a chain.
Contrary to the old myth ... senior pets are actually wise enough to seize a second chance at love.  Andy and I are as devoted to each other as any pet who has been here since his or her youth, eh?
And contrary to the popular misconception ... senior pets do NOT become homeless because they are flawed in some way.  In some instances, they have simply outlived their caregivers.  Others are 'collatoral damage' for all the unhappier life events that can befall any family.  Nor did any pet who led a less desirable life ever choose to be ill treated.
I know I say it all the time on the senior pet site .. but the truth is that senior pets are never, ever too old to be loved.
For more information about any of the lovelies below, please visit The Nova Scotia Senior Pet Project or the NS Senior Pet Blog
What time is it?  It is always time to understand that there is nothing wrong with wanting an easy life ... and that adopting a senior pet can be one of the easiest bits of all.
Old dogs, like old shoes, are comfortable. They might be a bit out of shape and a little worn around the edges, but they fit well.   Bonnie Wilcox 'Old Dogs, Old Friends'  

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