Dog’s Old Age

In the garden Nana talks
with the man who will mow
her lawns, trim the edges.
Brownie is happy to see
them in the garden. She picks
up her old brown ball in her
teeth, runs across the grass,
drops the ball at their feet,
looks up hopefully, expectantly.
They smile, say “Hi Brownie”,
But they don’t play with her.

The visitor fetches his mower.
Nana goes inside and lies on
the couch as she has often
down over the past year while
her family talk about her
heart, doctors, hospitals,
operations, rest.

Brownie has come home after
a month at her doggy day care
place, with her mutt friend Whitey
with the black ear, five cats,
two turtles, twelve budgerigars.
Now other people take her on
her morning walks. Nana rests.

At twelve years old Brownie’s
arthritis is held at bay by
pills, diet dog food, long walks,
but rarely by playing with Nana.

Previously posted October 2016.

Dog’s Old Age

7 thoughts on “Dog’s Old Age

  1. I am touched by this very much. There are relational aspects within it, as well as feeling that both Nana and Brownie are the sweetest of souls. I have nominated, and in essence awarded you the Sunshine Blogger Award. You are more than deserving. Visit my post https://wordpress.com/post/thewalkingowl.com/567 to claim your award image and also see the rules. Please know said rules come to you loosely, and there are no actual requirements. Life is sacred, and such things do not always fit into what may be a’happening at the time. Peace along the way. 🦉

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    1. Thank you so much for your positive review and for the award. I have not used pictures on my posts for a while now, and all the changes from updates have baffled me for getting the image on to my posts. However I have got it on to my own picture gallery so I will keep trying to post it with my answers. It I can not do it soon I will post my answers anyway. Once again, thank you very much

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      1. Hooray! Getting the image into your own picture gallery is a feat on its own. 😉 You do as you can, my friend. I am looking forward to your answers along the way, and you are most welcome for the award. It was a pleasure to present it.

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