Category: “Seniors”

A Senior Poem

Everyone loves puppies, but puppies do grow up.

A Senior PoemAuthor unknown 

One by one, they file past my cage
Too old, too worn, too broken, no way
Way past his time, he can’t run and play
Then they shake their heads slowly and go on their way

A little old man, arthritic and sore
It seems I am not wanted anymore
I once had a home, I once had a bed
A place that was warm, and where I was fed

Now my muzzle is grey, and my eyes slowly fail
Who wants a dog so old and so frail?
My family decided I didn’t belong
I got in their way; my attitude was wrong

Whatever excuse they made in their head
Can’t justify how they left me for dead
Now I sit in this cage, where day after day
The younger dogs all get adopted away

When I had almost come to the end of my rope
You saw my face, and I finally had hope
You saw through the grey and the legs bent with age
And felt that I still had life beyond this cage

You took me home, gave me food and a bed
And shared your own pillow with my poor tired head
We snuggle and play and you talk to me low
You love me so dearly, you want me to know

I may have lived most of my life with another
But you outshine them with a love so much stronger
And I promise to return all the love I can give
To you, my dear person, as long as I live

I may be with you for a week or for years
We will share many smiles, you will no doubt shed tears
And when the time comes that God deems I must leave
I know you will cry and your heart it will grieve

And when I arrive at the Bridge all brand new
My thoughts and my heart will still be with you
And I will brag to all that will hear
Of the person who made my last days oh, so dear

Top Ten Reasons to Adopt a Senior Golden

13867902219530Consider adopting a senior.  There are advantages!  Here are just a few …

1. Live to Love! Golden Oldies are so true to their breed-being kind and giving love. They are grateful for this second chance for happiness with a new loving family and home.

2.  Obedient! Golden Oldies have learned what NO means and contrary to common belief, older dogs CAN learn new “tricks”, particularly since they are more focused and have longer attention spans.

3.  Been There, Done That! Many Golden Oldies have already been socialized to other animals and situations.

4.  Mellow Yellow! Golden Oldies give you some space for yourself during the day, because they don’t make the kinds of demands on your time and attention that puppies and young dogs do.

5.  Potty Trained! Most Golden Oldies are housebroken.

6.  Mature! Golden Oldies are not teething and therefore won’t chew up your brand new shoes, antique furniture or favorite photo album.

7.  Adaptable! Golden Oldies tend to adapt more easily to household changes, such as visiting guests and being alone for longer periods of time.

8.  An Open Book! With Golden Oldies, what you see is what you get-most of the dog’s health and behavioral history is already known.

9.  Nighttime is for Sleeping! Golden Oldies let you get a good night’s sleep because they are accustomed to human schedules and don’t require nighttime feedings, comforting or bathroom breaks.

10.  Best Friends! Golden Oldies are instant companions-ready for hiking, car trips, good conversation, and cuddling.