Friends, I have something nice to share with you.
Remember Katie? She is the Lab I walked a few years ago when her human went interstate. She was 10 years old then, but had no idea of her age and had insatiable enthusiasm for people (read: jumping up), walks and food. Because of this I learnt to clicker train, and discovered that I enjoyed working with dogs.
Her human has been jetsetting around and developing a great career, so I haven't seen Katie since then... but the other day I saw her again!
|Just home from surgery for lumps and bumps -- I hope you showed my good side!|
Her human was back home for a visit so I stopped by the house to see Miss Katie. She is 13 years old now, still has that lovely yellow coat, soft ears and big smile.
Okay. To be perfectly honest -- I wouldn't have known it was the same dog. I knew she's old now, but still expected her to jump up at me -- that was her defining characteristic, in my mind. This quiet, sedate girl just wanted to be with us, and certainly didn't show a lot of enthusiasm.
|This is definitely my good side.|
Clearly both her human and I are learning about ageing in dogs -- a good lesson -- but regardless, I was very glad to see her again!