Monday, January 21, 2013

Small stone, Monday 21st January.

More grey. More tender. 


Less inclined to argue. Less playful.


Happy to sleep in past 6 past 7 past 8.








I fear my doggy is already growing old.





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26 comments:

Ann Oon said...

Dun worry yourself Missy Typist... Georgia just became a Lady and am just a very young lady. She has many many many years more with you.

Dom however is old.

georgia little pea said...

Not for a big dog, ANNY. Time is passing too darn quickly.

Bicontinental Dachshund said...

Oh dear. Sweet doggy. Older doggy. Tender doggy. We love you, Ms. Georgia. And you, Typist.

June said...

She can't have gone from a rapscallion to her dotage in a year, can she? You must love her up very very well and enjoy these mellow years.

Georgia's a beautiful beautiful girl. I love her eyes. And her feets. And her tail.

georgia little pea said...

Thank you, you nice people :)

I don't know, JUNE. She's scaring us a little. Too mellow, too soon.

Dexter said...

Aw, a little grey and slow down isn't such a bad thing. Still your best friend forever.

Kisses,
Dexter

3 doxies said...

Oh dis is bad! You sound JUST likes my mum Typist...dat bein' da bad part. Her gets all emotionals and bent out of shape when her sees anudder grey hair on my brudder and threatens to pluck it out. But I tells her it just be da sign he gettin' more wise.
Anyways, I has to agrees here...Georgia really is a beautiful girl and her has such soulful eyeballs.

Puddles

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

She is still young at heart though - and she loves you!

Jean said...

Older dogs are The Best Dogs!
But Georgia isn't even four yet, is she? So just an adult, and even for large breed only into middle age. Never fear - with Georgia, mellow is a good thing. Her chances of staying alive have likely increased now her - um - adventuresome days are less adventuresome.

Jan said...

It's just another phase to enjoy after the puppy foolishness.

georgia little pea said...

Closer to 5, JEAN. Don't mind me, I have days when I think too far ahead. She crapped me out by being down all day and chucking up 4 times (so far) tonight. I think however mellow she gets, she'll always be an adventurous connoiseur of street food ;)

Peggy Frezon said...

Precious thoughts.
I'm sharing my home with two senior dogs, and I love it. They are such wise old souls. Give Georgia a great big hug from me.

Barb said...

Georgia and I are kindred spirits. Not a bad life!

LetterstoAndrew said...

It makes me sad when I look at them with the white/gray in their face. :-( Their time with us is far shorter than it should be, we have so much we can learn from them.

Loy Cerf said...

Dear Georgia and Miss Typist,
Here I thought all this time you are from the southern USA state, Georgia. Yikes! First off, crazy drunk on a bus...I don't know whether I'm happy or sad to find out that you have them in Australia, too! LOL No matter where you are they are creepy and scary. Tender, aging pups...I once had a golden retriever with about 200 incurable diseases who the vet said would never see five years old. He lived a full, happy, wonderful 15 years...so much for gray muzzles and weak hips! I love your small stone entries! Happy Monday!

Rose ~ from Oz said...

TOOOOO darn cute - once again I want to hug and squeeze her!! Doncha just want to tickle that muzzle?!

georgia little pea said...

Dear LOY, well I'm glad we got that sorted LOL. I guess you haven't read any of my fascinating indigenous flora and fauna posts. As for drunks. I believe we have the dubious distinction of being one of the top drinking AND binge drinking nations in the world. So sadlly, they are not an uncommon sight. We like being the best at what we do here.

Your GR reminds me of Rufus, the dog that picked Georgia. He was sick in every conceivable way and allergic to most meds but managed to outlive his always healthy friend Jordan by 2 years. You never know :)

Leema said...

Lovely wirey face. <3

GizmoGeodog said...

It was at about 5 when I noticed my Bruno was starting to age...there was grey around his muzzle, his eyes were a little cloudy and he was more likely to walk with me than run for miles ahead on the trail...about a year later I noticed his face looked "funny"...turns out he's had a mild stroke and one side of his face had started to sag... He was with me for three more years that I treasure before finally succumbing to a heart attack one morning while we were out to potty...Just the other day I was remembering our last walk together...for a few minutes he picked up a scent and began to run...then his hips reminded him of how old he really was and he slowed down to a walk...we only went about 1/2 mile that day and as we slowly made our way back tot he car I knew in my heart that we'd never hike together again, and we did not...but I will always remember the many miles we went and the many places we explored together during our oh so short time together

georgia little pea said...

Now see what you've done, GIZ. You made me bawl.

Jordan, who was the pigdog we had before Georgia, wasn't even 11 when he very suddenly died from a bleeding tumour near his heart. I think big dogs do age quickly. Georgia's part Dane and their average life span is apparently only 7 years. I shouldn't be having such morose thoughts! Enjoy while we can eh. Hugs X

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Oh Georgia, that time does get away from us !! It gos by too fast!! I look back on Bambi's life and her almost 14 years when by in such a short time!!!! But with her I was ready when she died but Zoie was a shock!!

Daisy's Mom said...

:( I have been thinking about that a lot lately too. Daisy is 9 now (at least that is the estimate). She hasn't slowed down much, but I am still aware of it. I love her so much I just hate the thought of her getting older. I want her to stay with me forever.

Okay. Now I am being melancholy. Sorry.

chandra said...

Apparently you aren't up on the 2013 dog coat fashions - grey is the new blonde!

Daley's muzzle started going grey when he was 7 and he was still a terror at that age! Mason is about 4.5-years-old now and he will sleep until 10 a.m. if I let him!

I know why you worry. I do it, too. In recent months there's been two or three times that I've looked at Mason and imagined him being very elderly and it scared me. We've been through a lot with our old dogs in the past. And we'll do it again. And again. And again.

Love that comment from Loy Cerf!

-c at ddy.

georgia little pea said...

DAISY'S MUM and CHANDRA, I'm glad I'm not the only one. I'm always thinking of worst possible scenarios. I hope Georgia proves me silly.

Pup Fan said...

Awww... I do the same thing when I look at Bella's grey muzzle. It especially gets me when I look at old photos and can see the difference.

Though I can tell you - now that Bella has reached the age of 11, she no longer sleeps in. (Most of her life, she's been a late sleeper, actually.) Now she's up before dawn most days, demanding breakfast. She wants dinner earlier too - it's like we live in the world of Early Bird Specials.

What Remains Now said...

I LOVE that first picture of Georgia! So sweet!