When it comes to pets, I consider myself to be a loyal breed owner. My family has had golden retrievers since before I was born. They are a part of who we are, and we are a bit dog obsessed.
November is “Adopt A Senior Pet” month and in honor of our senior fur babies I would like to share a story about a special senior pet in our life. Kona is two and a half years old, and one of her closest friends is “Auntie Bailey.” Bailey is my parent’s golden retriever and she is ten and a half years old.
I’ve heard that when your dog becomes a senior its a good idea to get a puppy or dog friend for them because it helps keep them young. Even though Kona and Bailey don’t live together, they still see each other a fair amount. Bailey has gone from being the center of attention to having to share the spotlight with a very energetic Kona. It’s been really nice to see how Bailey has perked up since being around Kona. She tries to run around and keep up with Kona but it’s more like a prance around her.
Bailey is young at heart and loves to swim and play with her toys. Here she is with her favorite monkey stuffed animal:
Bailey is also very loving with Baby Awesome. I’m pretty sure she had never seen a baby before she met Baby Awesome, and she is always very curious and energetic around her. When Bailey and Kona are together they watch and guard Baby Awesome. We call them “doggie mommies” and it couldn’t be more fitting for them.
Senior pets are so loving and sweet and there are so many in need of good homes. This is why Rachael Ray Nutrish gives back and helps those in need. Rachael’s Rescue was created for all of the forgotten pets — the ones that might not have someone who loves them as much as you love your pet. 100% of Rachael’s personal proceeds from sales of Nutrish have gone toward food, medical supplies and treatments for animals in need.
What about you? Do you have a senior pet who is special in your life?