a streak of gray in Miss M's ears and on her eyebrow and the fur on Mr. B's nose is rubbing off from being petted so much, but not much else has changed.
Our pooches still have more than enough energy: Mr. B going for walks like a jackrabbit and loves going skateboarding with E. Miss M is still as stubborn as she was since she was a younger pup, but they both love going on long family walks around the neighborhood.
We did have a neighbor who would always be out walking his dogs and they ended up living to be 15 and 17 years old. They didn't look a day over 4 and he said the secret to their longevity was walking.
Even former foster dog Elderbull Bessie-Belle can't get enough of walks. I remember Miss Bessie's new mom calling and asking how many walks we went on because Bessie just wanted to keep walking and walking.
(Photo of svelte Bessie-Belle who we saw just last weekend!)Maybe the Elderbulls just don't want to go on walks anymore? Maybe the owners think they don't want to go on walks anymore? Maybe most owners are just tired of going on so many walks over the years and think their dogs don't want to walk? Or maybe the Elderbulls who keep walking are kept so mentally and physically stimulated that they look so great and people don't even realize they're Elderbulls?
What do you think?