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At home with Soda

When you have an older dog, you really start to appreciate every moment you have with them. Things change just a little when you’re caring for an older dog. You watch them slow down just that little bit on walks, sleep in a moment longer in the mornings, and snuggle up to you that bit more every evening.

It’s bittersweet.

So every week, I try to carve out a little time that’s just for me and Soda. We play, we fetch and we cuddle. I can tell you what, these are the happiest days. I wouldn’t trade them for the world.

 How do you spend quality time with your pet?

(Above) Soda is playing with her brand new Mungo & Maud goodies from London: Pull My Leg Monkey Toy, Crochet Bone Toy and Crochet Ball Toy. Please note these goods were fully paid for by myself and this is in no way a sponsored post.

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12 responses to “At home with Soda”

  1. Can definitely relate to this post. Noogie celebrates his 13th birthday this week!

    If Noogie’s had a big day you can often walk in the house and he won’t wake until you get really close (great guard dog that he is!) And then when he gets up he has his sleepy face and sleepy walk happening. So cute!

    Best of all he is so much more cuddly. Andy thinks my Noogie smothering is directly proportional to Noogie’s age 😉

  2. Beth says:

    I love that last photo of Soda. So sweet! They look like wonderful toys, I was impressed with their shop (via your photos!)

    • Thanks Beth – she always gives me that look when I get the camera out – almost like she’s saying ‘Oh here we go again!’ 🙂 Mungo & Maud is the bomb! If you’re ever in London you have to visit!!

  3. Claire says:

    Dogs are the “gods of frolic” and still seem to find a way to make us smile or laugh out loud, no matter what their age.

  4. Erica says:

    This post really touched my heart. My pups are both young and rambunctious right now, but I know there is a time when age will come into play.

    Part of the beauty of having a pet, I think, is that you see them throughout their entire life and witness all the changes they encounter. It really can make you appreciate life, as well as those special pups we get the chance to share it with.

    • That’s so true Erica. It’s amazing to think we see them from puppyhood to old age – every stage has so much sweetness. It’s so important to appreciate every moment and think of how lucky we are to have them in our lives xx

  5. Loved this post Serena + these are such sweet shots of Soda. I couldn’t agree more with how important it is to spend quality time with your pooch and engaging with them in activities that stimlate them. Love them + they will love you back forever + a day 🙂 xx

    • ‘Love them + they will love you back forever + a day’ – I love that Rach! It’s funny at times like this I usually like to just enjoy the moment, but this time I knew I had to capture it. I know these photos will bring back beautiful memories one day xx

  6. Carrie says:

    I was fortunate enough when I got both my puppies my parents dog Buddy was in old age. He was our last “family” dog, they got him the summer I graduated and he passed in October. The difference between he and my first puppy was sweet, he tolerated her boucning all around him and occasional tail biting. When my second puppy came along 4 months after my first (they find me!) he was a chewer of everything, a couch eater, a table jumper. But I found that I had more patience when we would visit my parents and I would see Buddy and know that one day I would wish for them to be bouncy, energetic little balls of fur. I held on to that through potty training, manner training, don’t eat mama’s shoes training. We lost Buddy in October, I miss him everyday and now my puppies don’t eat mama’s shoes anymore and I try my best to give them my best everyday because they effortlessly give me theirs.

    • Thank you so much Carrie for such a heartfelt comment. It’s true, every moment is special.
      “I try my best to give them my best everyday because they effortlessly give me theirs.” – this is beautiful advice to live by everyday.

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