Do dogs become stubborn seniors after a certain age like humans?
As of late I’ve been pondering that question.
Harley is two months into his ninth year on earth and he’s been “feeling himself” lately…
You would think he received his lifetime AARD (American Association of Retired Dogs) membership card in the mail giving him rights to do what he pleases – when he pleases #ohplease…
SHOWING THE SIGNS –
The signs were subtle in the beginning. So subtle – it took me a minute to realize what was happening.
I remember wanting to brush him one morning and I motioned for him to come to me. This “Dood” – gave me a look as if he wanted to bark –
No thanks, not interested in getting brushed today.
Homeboy actually remained on the couch glaring back at me…
Never would this have happened when he was younger. Harley loved to be obedient.
For a fleeting moment I had a flashback of myself speed walking to the couch and snatching him up – but then I remembered, he’s not one of my human children LOL he’s my Doodle Bug. #cantdothat
OPPOSITES ATTRACT –
Nowadays he seems determined to express himself like Frank Sinatra #myway. Doing the opposite of any command I give seems to make his day.
I say “come” – he stays in place.
If I tell him to “stay” – well you get it.
I know what you’re thinking: maybe at his age he can’t hear as well.
His hearing is fine!
I can peel plastic from a slice of cheese in the kitchen and he’ll fly down the stairs like that old cartoon character Underdog (minus the cape)!
His hearing is at pawfect pitch!
Annual physical results were outstanding, he’s healthy playful and full of energy…
He’s just determined to drive me to drink MORE by dancing to the beat of a different doodle drum!…
Anybody else’s Stubborn Senior Dog receive their AARD card?
T.G.I.M. Turn your dreams into goals ❤️