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Posts Tagged “pets”

Dog Gone Aging

Posted on July 13th, 2016 by Margit Novack
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I overheard a conversation. “How are your parents doing?” one asked. “Oh, you know, they’re deteriorating,” said the other. “That’s it?” I thought. “That’s how she sums up her parents… They’re deteriorating? What about, “They’re facing some challenges but they’re coping ” or “They’re declining and struggling to maintain their independence” or “All things considered, they’re […]

When the Tail Wags the Dog

Posted on August 18th, 2015 by Margit Novack
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Last week, I met a woman and her dog walking along a nature trail. As dog lovers do, we started to talk. She said she and her dog walk the two-mile nature trail daily. Recently, she had tried to adopt a second senior dog, to keep her 8-year-old dog company. The rescue organization said that […]

The Story of Pookie: The Importance of Being Needed

Posted on December 19th, 2014 by Margit Novack
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When my husband was growing up, his family had a series of songbirds, canaries and parakeets, each of whom was named Pookie. So it seemed only natural that the green-and-yellow parakeet we acquired would be dubbed Pookie as well. Pookie didn’t strike me as a very exciting pet. He didn’t sing, he didn’t talk, he didn’t […]

Saying Goodbye to Tiger

Posted on November 19th, 2012 by Margit Novack
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We buried Tiger on Saturday. When you have a very old pet, you hope they will give you a sign, letting you know that “it’s time.” And then, when they do, you don’t want to believe it. Tiger was 21 — really old for a cat — and we are grateful for every year we […]

Helping Tiger Age in Place

Posted on July 8th, 2012 by Margit Novack
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My cat, Tiger, is 21 years old. That makes him 101 in cat years. As he has gotten older, many things Tiger used to do have become hard for him, so we’ve responded by helping him age in place. Tiger walks slowly, very slowly. His legs are bowed, his back is crooked, and his once powerful […]