This old chocolate lab, (he was 13 or 14 years old and I do not remember his name) wanted somebody to play with him and his toy. It was too difficult for him to move his back legs due to dysplasia and arthritis. The eyes… They make me want to cry.

I like older dogs. Somehow dogs seem to have “figured us, humans, out”. They understand everything that’s important. No, not the so called important stuff but the really, really meaningful stuff. There is a dignity. Most of the older dogs have come to accept our erratic, never consistent behaviours.

The Dignity of an Older Lab: Vancouver, BC

The Dignity of an Older Lab: Vancouver, BC