Longevity and the Nation Within

Meet Pebbles:



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8 Responses to “Longevity and the Nation Within”

  1. B. Stover
    10:47 am on May 27th, 2022

    Wow! That is some record.

    Good day to all.

  2. Herd of Hounds
    1:56 pm on May 27th, 2022

    Good day to everyone. Pebbles looks like a Chihuahua but don’t doubt that he is a fox terrier. The smaller the dog, the longer they live in human years. I wonder if life passes slowly for them. Does time literally fly for Newfs, St. Bernards, Mastiffs, and Danes?
    Happy Boo Bear day.

  3. Wose-The Small and Meek
    3:09 pm on May 27th, 2022



  4. mlaiuppa
    3:19 pm on May 27th, 2022

    Yes, Pebbles looks like a Chihuahua to me too, but I imagine when they get old a lot of the small breeds tend to look similar.

    I’m sure poor Pebbles is losing his eyesight and his hearing and just todders along instead of romping, but sounds like he has had a very good life and been taken very good care of and still enjoys being with his humans. No dog could ask for more.

    All of my dogs have lived good lives that reached their average or more. I’ve always had big dogs so they will never get an award for longevity. Ramses averaged 55 lbs and lived to be 14 years and 9 months. Diana is 105 lbs and I am hoping she lives beyond 10. Her allergies are under control and we think it might be trees so that’s good in that they don’t procreate all year long, just a few months of pollen. Freyja may beat Ramses as she is about the same size and being half husky she has a better chance of outliving Ramses. Good quality food and regular vet checkups is about all you can do. Exercise and vigilance.

  5. Herd of Hounds
    3:50 pm on May 27th, 2022

    Mlaiuppa, most members of the Herd of Hounds have hade average plus lives except for Jenna, an adopted husky. She ran like the wind but did so without looking. One day at age 2, she ran and ran but turned without looking and hit a tree. The vet told us that that very incident was where the phrase “break neck speed” came from. Frequently young horses would run without looking where they were going and ended up the same way.

  6. Hobbit
    10:17 pm on May 27th, 2022

    Hello all at the end of the day. Housecleaners are coming tomorrow so I am putting away/hiding all my mess and clutter. I was going to vacuum, etc. but that would be too foolish. I will just apologize for my housekeeping and let them have at it. I decided that I will have a regular schedule with them to keep me on track.

    I am considering adopting my foster kitty, Roscoe, who will give Mr. Big a little brother. If I do, I am changing his name to Zoomer so that gives you an idea of what Mr. Big is up against. Stay tuned.

  7. dawson
    1:20 am on May 28th, 2022

    Hobbit: Maybe if I pretend I’m getting a housecleaner I will clean the house, lol.
    Zoomer, eh? I’m looking forward to hearing about Mr. Big’s reaction to having Zoomer for a roommate.

    Rio: Turtleman Fred was so named because he had a turtle named Fred. Heh! I think the General was the turtle that ran away, but I could be wrong.

  8. mlaiuppa
    7:13 am on May 28th, 2022

    Hobbit. You are like my friend in Minnesota and my Mother. Always cleaning before the cleaning ladies arrive.

    HOH. My condolences on the loss of Jenna. Thankfully Freyja doesn’t zoom that fast and always looks where she is going. I also never let her off leash and there are no trees in the yard for her to run in to.

    Some kitties seem to have adopted me. There is an orange one I haven’t seen in a while, a black one that hangs out on the front porch all the time, a gray one that likes to sit on the parcel box and walk the porch rail and tonight I picked up what might be a white one on the security camera. I suppose it could have been the gray one but it looked kinda white and I didn’t see any stripes.

    I will NOT be putting out food. But I am tempted to put out a bowl of water simply because it has been so dry this year and I don’t want them going in the back trying to get at the buckets I fill for the dogs. Freyja will be on them like white on rice.

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