Category: Senior Dogs

Old Dogs

Caryn Liles' rescue dog, Parker, sleeping with his head on the ground in front of a Christmas tree.

On Wednesday, Parker had been full of beans, bounding through the condo, whipping around corners and racing down the halls, prancing on his walks and uber-friendly and playful to every dog we met. I couldn’t stop laughing at his antics and really taking joy in this behaviour. It beats the “old man” gig we usually have – stumbling around, tripping up, standing and staring at nothing.

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Dog trainer, Caryn Liles, with her German Shepherd husky mix dog, Parker.

Two years ago today, I lost the love of my life. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of him and feel that wretched ache in my chest. I fear that no love will ever compare to what Mandog and I had. He was such a good soul. He was so kind, gentle, loving, cheeky, adaptable, accepting, and what a great communicator…

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