This past weekend, we were glad that we got to get out on Sunday and hike. Saturday morning, Bunny and Morgan were both champing at the bit when they recognized the routine that signalled that neither Mr. Taleteller nor I were going to work. We had planned a hiking expedition with family, but it turned out to be bitter cold with windchills that weren't safe to be out in. Since the treat jar was empty, we bundled up ourselves, Bunny, Blueberry and Morgan and made a trip over to the dog bakery in town. The girls were happy to have an outing, but it wasn't the leg stretch that they were hoping for.
When we got home, I was surprised by the display of affection Blueberry put on. She was leaping on the couch and doing yoga poses of bliss as I scratched her head before she collapsed in the nest of blankets she's arranged while we were gone. She can be affectionate, but is usually a bit more reserved. As I sat down, she curled up against me and was gazing at me in total adoration until I got the camera out. I made up my mind right then that next weekend, she has to be included, provided the weather permits.
My question to others out there is how do you do things that include your aging dog? What do you do to help him or her make the transition to old age? What are some things that your slightly older dogs enjoy doing?