(Closed) tomorrow is my older dog’s 9th birthday… feeling a bit down

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
768 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Awww, hopefully Molly lasts beyond the 14 years. I understand your feelings, my dog is like a child to me. Anyway, I sometimes get my dog some doggie ice cream for special treats (frosty paws, at most grocery stores). Hope Molly has a wonderfulbirthday!

Post # 4
281 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

we celebrate our dog’s birthday too .. he is a member of the family and we would celebrate any other member’s birthday

i think getting her some treats and maybe a few new toys would be wonderful πŸ™‚ just spending time with her will make her extremely happy

i hope you all enjoy her birthday and get to see many more

Post # 6
7770 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oh, try not to think about the end of her life, just enjoy her life right now.  I know it is tough though… one of the hardest things about life, but also what makes dogs so special.  They should live as long as we do…

Post # 7
804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I celebrate pet birthdays too!  And I understand about worrying about your pets; my first cat died when she was about 8 years old.  My two cats are going to be turning 9 and I keep freaking out, but they’re both healthy as horses.

I give my pets people food on their birthdays.  I know it’s not good for them, but they enjoy it and it’s just a special occasion thing (I’ll give them a bit of Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner, too).

Happy birthday to Molly, and many more!

Post # 8
528 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I know how you feel….my Fiance and I have 2 Labrador Retriever’s and they are like our children. Just try to make the best of her day tomorrow. Dogs are so self-less and provide unconditional love. I saw a quote the other day that was so inspiring, “Be the person that your dog thinks you are.” They love us no matter what…fat, thin, smart, dumb, smelly, clean…you get the idea. The perfect day for your dog would be to just have 24/7 affection….belly rubs, treats, and just to thank her for all the joy and happiness she has brought to you. I know it is hard not to focus on how much time they have left with us but try to let that go and just enjoy everyday one day at a time. Treat everyday like it is her birthday!

Post # 10
3691 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Do you have a dog bakery nearby?  I always order a cake for my dogs on their birthdays.  

I hear ya’ on the age thing.  Pepper (mini schnauzer) just turned 12, and Darling Husband raised her from a puppy.  Matty (cockapoo) will turn 9 less than a week after I turn 30.  DH and I both got our older dogs when we were around 21 years old, and soon we’ll both be in our early 30s.  We’ve changed so much in that time that we both feel like we “grew up” with those dogs.  

We also have two other dogs who are both 7 years old.  In addition to each of us having 1 dog, Darling Husband and I both got puppies before we became a couple.  Our love kind of budded from a friendship that started with us spending hours online talking about our dogs and the progress the puppies were making.

Post # 11
4887 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Aw, happy birthday to your doggie!

FWIW, we got a dachshund when I was 14.  I’m about to turn 31 next month… and the dog is still living the good live with my parents!  She’ll be 17 on her next birthday in May.  It always sucks with beloved pets move on, but don’t dwell on it!  Celebrate the fact that you still have your doggie and that it’s living an amazing life with you!

Post # 12
4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel too! They’re really great dogs. Wish her happy birthday for me πŸ™‚ I think she will be happy just having you around to snuggle with.

Post # 13
487 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My little girl’s 10th birthday is Monday!  It scares me to because she’s my everything and no pet I’ve had has lived past 10.  But she has no much energy and acts like a puppy, so I’m looking towards the positive. Otherwise, I start to cry.  Just today we went hiking for 2 hours and she made out with every man she met and was still ready to go longer when we were done! 

Btw, we’re taking her shopping.  She gets a new dress every birthday. πŸ™‚

Post # 16
3363 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I second the Frosty Paws! Or peanutbutter in a Kong.  My dogs also LOVE these bacon and cheese biscuits that come in a purple bag.  I think they are called “Old Mother Hubbard” or something?   

We had three dogs until September when one passed away at age 13.  Now the others are 6 and 7, but I still keep thinking about how much I want them to stay young.  All we can do is treat them like gold while we have them.  πŸ™‚


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