Will You Still Love Me When I am 64
February 14, 2022

My dog is 15-years old. I adopted him when he was four months old. Last year, we had a scare when the growth on his back leg started bleeding. I brought him to the emergency hospital. I waited six hours in the cold car until they could even examine him. Once they examined him, they told me the growth had to be removed. So, I agreed, and I left my dog at the hospital. It wasn’t until 8 p.m. that he had the surgery and he came through with flying colors. 

Many pet lovers will go through this and more for their best furry friends. However, there are those pet owners who don’t understand the commitment behind bringing a pet into your home. My vet told me that some pet owners will put the pet down if it costs too much money. These are people who have the money, but their attitude is that they can always get a new pet. This past year, I was horrified to see how many older pets have been abandoned and left on the streets. Why don’t you take them to a non-profit pet rescue or no-kill animal shelter?

A pet gives you unconditional love for as long as they live. We need to return the love and not abandon them when they are old. There are non-profit agencies that can provide financial help if you do not have the funds to take care of your pet. Your veterinarian may be able to recommend a few.


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