Thursday, May 14, 2009

I am not sure if I am prepared for this part of life (dog related)

Last night as my dog, Alston got annoyed with me not sitting still and he left the bedroom. I made the comment to Jay that Alston was becoming a grumpy old man. Then it dawned on me that Alston was nearing 8 years old. It is hard to believe that as far as doggie life spans goes, he is old. He has really changed in the past year. He has become grumpy and very secluded from my husband and me. He is very content laying on the couch downstairs by himself. When he was younger he was very much a lap dog and a cuddler.

Please keep in mind with the next part, I am pregnant and hormonal.

Last night I started to think about how he was entering the last stages of his life, and I am not at all prepared for that. When you have a puppy sometimes you wish the time away, saying that you wish they were older and calmer. But now, I wish he was a puppy again.


Amy said... this pointed at me?? Like I should stop saying I want old dogs??
This is a great photo by the way!

Catherine said...

Poor Alston!

Mrs KS said...

My doggie turned 3 years old a few weeks ago, and as I was driving home from work it dawned on me that she won't live forever...and I started crying. Ahh pregnancy hormones. Our doggies are our babies!

Wifezzilla said...

we got a puppy this winter, because we recently lost our middle aged dog unexpectantly. he's awesome.

every time i feel myself getting annoyed with his playfulness, i remind myself there is going to be a day he stops being so playful. then i cry a little and let him annoiy me some mopre.

i am not hormonal or pregnant, so i think this is normal.