We were not looking for a dog. We vowed that our next pup was going to be an older rescue dog. Oops! Meet Huck!
Older dogs can be exceptionally sweet, but they will inevitably require special care and attention. Since they can't talk to you, you really need to see the signs of aging and reward their lifetime of service with patience and understanding. In this case, the challenges are all mental.
How not to greet guests to the farm.
The giant to-do list called life.