The joy of adopting a senior
So I've been thinking a lot recently about how amazing the past 4 months have been ever since we adopted Princess. She has made our "pack" complete. We have had our ups and downs with a few fights, but all in all it seems like the 3 of them are finally starting to feel comfortable and find their place. But adopting Princess has been a totally different experience than adopting Gio and Diva, it's hard to explain, I don't want to say her adoption is more special (because I love them all equally and can't picture my life without any of them), but I guess it is. It's like she knows that she got a second chance of life, and she gives us so much love everyday because of it. I have watched her become more playful everyday, I really believe her younger "fur siblings" are bringing the puppy out of her! But I guess the reason why I've been thinking a lot about adopting senior dogs is because whenever I tell people her age and that we adopted her in January I always get the same confused look, followed by something like "Oh, you adopted a 10 year old bulldog? Isn't their life span like 8? Doesn't that make you worry"? I usually just smile and say that she will probably outlive us all! Adopting a senior dog has been so rewarding in so many ways that I plan on doing again and again in the future, and would definitely recommend it to anyone. Sorry for the rambling, I just really wanted to share my positive experience with my EBN friends!