My dog Zeus is getting older, aren’t we all though? We don’t actually know how old he is. The vet is guessing between 13-15. I have had him since 2006, so it will be nine years in August.
We has really slowed down, a LOT in the last few months. In mid-Fall last year, he wasn’t able to jump onto the bed and couch any longer. I bought him a set of stairs to climb onto the bed, now, he’s having trouble even with those steps never mind the stairs leading to the outside.
I have no issue with carrying him out in the morning. We did go for a walk on Monday morning, the shortest circuit I could, no more than 1km for sure. It took us nearly 40 minutes.
He is having great trouble getting up, once he’s up, he seems OK. I have a vet appointment for him tomorrow evening. Something is going on, I am just not sure what.
I have no problem carrying him up and down the stairs, that isn’t an issue. I don’t think he’s in any pain, but, I need to know what is going on with him. He didn’t eat yesterday, other than biscuits. He is drinking, so at least that is good.
I fear that his time with us is growing short and that thought brings tears to my eye. He’s been my “little buddy” for a long time. He’s Blondie’s “little buddy” as well. She worships the ground he walks on.
When he does go, and I hope it isn’t for some time yet, she will be as devastated as I will.
Get better soon Zeus. Love ya buddy. 🙂