The woman was fascinated when I told her that they were nearing 14 and 15 years of age. We talked about Tilley's Vestibular, Jessie's Dementia and basically how wonderful they were. Yes I was gushing. It was so cute hearing her talk to her little guy "now you don't want to go see that one," talking about Jessie. I love when I see how connected some people are with their dogs. There really is nothing like the bond between a human and a dog, truly there isn't.
And my dogs are no exception, I have a very special bond with all of them. And they are all very different. I have had standard poodles for 26 years and each and everyone has been very different. Of course Jessie is quite different being a terrier, and a true terrier she is. Jessie is very attached to me, but she is not mushy gushy like say Luke is. But if she cannot find me she will cry. My husband has told me often that when I'm out she runs around the house crying. And especially now with her Dementia, deafness and near blindness it is a worry for her. She is very dominant in the world of dogs and over the years I have helped her maintain her "top dog" status. She is smart as a whip and has learned more tricks than any of my dogs. She jumps through hoops, waves, spins, prays, pushes balls around, you name it she does it. She has survived several falls that would have killed a normal dog. And at the age of 6 we almost lost her to an auto immune disorder but here she is as almost 15 years old, crazy but healthy. She is the most adorable little thing.
So there you have it, my dogs and if you ask me? I could literally go on for hours. ;)