Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Getting Old

I took Wyatt and Patriot coursing this weekend for one day. Patriot really seemed to have slowed down since last year. He will be 7 in 2 weeks. He was quite a bit behind the 2 and 3 year olds that he was coursing with. He was so far behind, he got unsighted several times during his first run. His second run was better. But it really sunk in that he is getting older and will not be with us forever. Wyatt and Patriot are our first dogs and it was hard to realize that Patriot's prime, at least in coursing, is behind us. Wyatt had an awesome first run but his second run was not as good. He should have gotten first or second single though; we did not stay for awards.

1 comment:

j said...

My 2 whippets, Devo & Daisy (brother & sister) will be 15 in August. Any recommendations on blogs, books, or websites on how to care for truly senior whippets, how to deal with end-of-life issues?
Thank you!