Happy Sweet 16th Birthday to Roxie!

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Hi Everybody,

We are so happy to be celebrating Roxie’s 16th birthday! Everyday has been a blessing after the year both Roxie and Gypsy had in 2014: Roxie’s cancer surgery, Gypsy’s back problem, Roxie’s seizures, and Gypsy’s stroke.

Roxie is for sure showing signs of being a senior dog, but she is still going strong. She has hearing problems, vision problems, some arthritis in her hips, and she has lost her depth perception. She has what we are calling “doggie dementia” in that we find her standing with her nose in a corner and she no longer has a sense of space. However, she still very much enjoys her food, she still likes to play, although not as vigorously as she once did, and she enjoys going on very slow and meandering walks. She will quite frequently go running/hopping around the house, especially when she knows it is time to eat!

Something interesting we have noticed about Gypsy, is her recent patience with Roxie. It was never like that, as Gypsy had a short fuse if Roxie would bump into her or invade her space. Now, Gypsy just puts up with Roxie’s stumbles and mistakes with grace.

Here is our Sweet 16 girl in her tiara:

Roxie with tiara

And another one just because:

Roxie

And here are a shots of Gypsy, who will celebrate her 16th birthday this November:
Gypsy

Gypsy

My best to you and yours,

Jean

Aug 15, 2015 | 0 | Animal Communication, animal welfare, Dog Behavior, Home Health Care for Dogs