Sunday, 16 October 2016

An Old Dog


In a position of absolute power, George slept between the Prof and I last night.
An old dog,with tired black button eyes.
A loyal old boy who asks for nothing.
Who demands nothing
And who is happy with his lot.

An old dog is near perfection


Btw.....I have a ghost story to share tomorrow! .......

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  1. An old dog is the best dog,
    A dog with rheumy eyes;
    An old dog is the best dog
    A dog grown sad and wise,
    Not one who snaps at bubbles,
    Nor one who barks at nowt,
    A dog who knows your troubles,
    A dog to see you out.

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    1. Thank you for this, it is just how I feel about my old boy.
      Peter

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    2. Nicely written YP X

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    3. I must admit that it's not by me.

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    4. Oh! That is so wonderful as I have an old dog myself. I see her slowing down and losing teeth, but she still smiles in that doggie way and is the happiest thing.

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  2. I was about to make a crack about sleeping with old dogs, but thought better of it.

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    1. That was a long time ago, and I don't want reminding!

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    2. I was thinking about myself...

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    3. Ah. That would be a pack of old dogs then

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    4. They're still baying.

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  3. I love the hand just lightly touching his head; and the look of complete bliss. Love Andie xxx

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  4. A lovely tribute to your lovely boy
    <3

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  5. furkids are completely devoted to their humans.

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  6. I prefer mellow old dogs.

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    1. I refer to Tom stephenson's remark x

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  7. My favourite of your pack. Bless him.

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  8. That incredibly powerful time beginning when an old dog shows the first signs that life isn't forever until they begin the the last stages of their existence is the best...and the worst.

    I have a 17 year old foster/hospice gal now. Had her almost 3 months and I can't believe how quickly she's gotten under my skin. She sleeps mostly except before meals when she lets me know in no uncertain terms that I best feed her RIGHT now (even if that's 1am lol). Swear this old girl has a clock in her stomach!!

    A quote I've always remembered at times like this:
    "Love knows not its own depths until the hour of separation "~Gibran

    Donna

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  9. Very soulful eyes....full of love. Sweet George.

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  10. Bless him, he is so dear ..

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  11. Unconditional love x

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  12. Lovely George. By the way, I just followed you John despite thinking I was already following all these years!!! X

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  13. I've always had a penchant for dogs with greying muzzles.

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    1. I wish they would look for the same in us.

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  14. Oh bless - we have an old ginger tom cat with kidney probs. I dread the day when he goes to the cattery in the sky. I hate it when they get old and you know they havent long for this earth. Cherish every moment - i know you do - you can see those doggies and the confused kitty and loved and spoiled.
    And why pray do we have to wait till tomorrow for ghost story?
    Yours Impatient of London :(

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  15. I really love the way your dogs are an absolute part of your family. Never seen more loved dogs in all my life - I hope they realise just how lucky they are. Doesn't he have the sweetest, most trusting look on his face.

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  16. Couldn't help thinking of my own dear Blackso, bless both him and George! With old pets there's an uncanny feeling I get that they've got something important to say if it weren't for their inability to say it. Their looks tell of a resigned wisdom inside.

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    1. Yes, like an old soul. My brother swears that his dog is our dad reincarnated.

      Can't wait for the ghost story!

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  17. Sweet sweet lovely old pup

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  19. George is such a dear soul.

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  20. George is precious!

    I love ghost stories - and will eagerly await your tale.

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  21. That's a lovely photo of George, John - what a sweetheart he is. Old dogs are definitely the best.

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  22. George is my favorite, as you know. Old dogs are wonderful!

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  23. Watson my Brindled Scotty, love Adam the best and was always in his room. When younger usually slept with Adam. But the last years of his life he started to sleep on my bed. That lovely old face with the white all around his eyes. I miss him so much.
    I see that with George. The all knowing eyes. The sweet disposition. He is a treasure.

    Thank you for the lovely post today.
    cheers, parsnip

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  24. Sweet, sweet George, he's such a love!

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  25. A beautiful old boy and such loving devotion in his eyes as he looks at you. A kiss on the top of the head for sweet, old George.

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  26. Ah, John, there you go, making my eyes water again ... George is a sweetheart, but old George is a heartbreaker.

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  27. I always love to read about your pets and everything around your life!And let me say, I'm VERY glad you continue your blog! I couldn't say that earlier, but I have to do it! I have been on holiday and my iPhone doesn't let me send comments.

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  28. Made me cry, our old Scottie Maggie passed away last July. She was so sweet and funny...best dog we ever had. We still have Pearl, her half-sister, not quite as laid back! Love Your blog, please continue! ( And George looks so cute with his short hair-do!) Best to you and yours.....

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    1. Great name for a. Scottie.....our Scottie bitch was called Maddie!

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  29. My mother brought me to your blog a while back, because of George. WE are Scottie people have had many since I was a youngling. I love reading about all of your critters, John, but George is my favorite!

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  30. The only thing an old dog can do is give love and they do that with all their heart.

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  31. Seems to me that you and yours have a very sweet life there. Not without its challenges, disappointments, upsetting surprises...including them all does not distract from the sweetness.

    Best wishes.

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  32. Will there be fireworks in Trelawnyd at 1000, John!!

    Contented George.

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    1. There will be sex, fireworks and wine jimbo!

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  33. I have always loved old dogs and now I know why, as you said, "An old dog is near perfection". So very true!

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  34. Ny oldest girl is 15 years old mostly deaf and half blind. She cannot jump on the furniture without help and her ability to hold her urine has drastically diminished. She has to sleep on several throws as she lets out a little pee just about all the time. She still loves to eat and will play once a week. She is not long for this world and my job is to make her remaining days as comfortable as possible with as much love as I can give her. i have a feeling she will stay on a few more years...

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    1. The vet might be able to hep with pee. It is just a little bit of hormone in a tablet.

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  35. There is indeed something very special about an old dog.

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  36. Mine get more precious to me with every year that passes. How anyone can dump an old dog for a puppy is beyond me.

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  37. He is simply wonderful :-)

    Rosy looked at me with old eyes the other day and I realised that she is now 7.5, where have those years gone.

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  38. What a sweet picture. I wish I could give him a little kiss on the head.

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  39. Awww I love a dog with silver chops

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  40. Never were truer words blogged!

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  41. I like people who are kind to old dogs . . .

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  42. Lovely photo of sweet George may he have many more years left.

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