We’ve come to appreciate having to slow down and amble along at whatever pokey pace they set, giving no thought to deadlines or to-do lists. And experience inexplicable joy listening to the muffled grunts of satisfaction as they settle into a comfortable spot to sleep and dream. And recognize how goodness and beauty remain completely undiminished by the presence of lumps and scars or missing teeth.
Old dogs have expanded our capacity to love and embrace the simple joy of living in the moment.
Please consider adopting a senior shelter dog like Smoky who is at the Santa Maria Animal Shelter 548 W. Foster Rd Santa Maria 805-934-6119 ext 7.