|THIS IS THE YOUNG DOG I REMEMBER. I WISH|
LADY COULD HAVE STAYED YOUNG FOREVER.
But once she got up she was OK. When I went down the basement steps, she went ahead of me. And when I opened the cage, she went out into the yard.
Lady's a mixture of old dog and tomboy. Sometimes she'll struggle. Other times she'll run and play.
Recently, a friend of mine and I were talking at the dog park, and we looked around and saw Lady running toward us. Joe was shocked and said he'd never seen her run before.
Sometimes I'm shocked when she runs. The other day, we went to the big-dog side of the dog park. I was sitting there reading, and I heard a dog running hard toward me. I looked up, and it was Lady, breathing hard. She veered to my right and went behind the bench.
Lady's getting old — she'll be 14 this year — but she still has a spark of youth. Still, I hate to see the weaknesses and struggles.
Note: Now she's back in the house, back lying in the hallway.
Note: She passed on Sept. 17, 2016, and now we have a beagle, Dixie.
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