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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:31 PM

Happy ending at 18


http://www.bestfriends.org/News-And-Features/News/Happy-ending-at-18/




The Sanctuary's oldest dog finds a home during Adopt-a-Senior-Pet month.

November 26, 2012
By David Dickson

At the impressive age of 18, Nandy the dog held a rather impressive title for a short time — that of oldest dog at the Sanctuary. It didn't take long, however, for somebody to snatch up this incredible girl and take her home. Before Nandy could decide on a favorite napping spot at Best Friends, she was whisked away to her own fairy tale ending. And in November, too! With November being Adopt-a-Senior-Pet month, Nandy's good fortune couldn't have been more appropriate.

Making a good impression



Nandy came to the Sanctuary when her person moved into a retirement home and couldn't bring her along. From the beginning, Nandy impressed everybody she met. “She was just a big sweetheart,” explains caregiver Haylee Heisel. “She'd jump around and dance a lot. She was really silly, quite the goofball.”

For those who have never had a senior pet in their life before, sometimes it's easy to imagine them wanting nothing more than a good soak in the sunlight from dawn til dusk. While it's true that older pets have clearly learned the value of an afternoon nap, they still have every bit as much personality and love to give as they did when they were younger. Maybe even more.

Those amazing senior pets

There are many great reasons to consider adopting older pets. “Seniors are just awesome,” Haylee says. “They really appreciate the creature comforts.” Have a cozy couch to share? Adopt a senior pet and he or she will love you forever! Most senior pets will happily watch reruns of your favorite TV show with you as long as you'd like. And yet many of them — Nandy included — still enjoy physical activity. Nandy loves her daily walks. You don't have to go on a 10-mile run to enjoy getting outside.

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Omaha Steve Nov 2012 OP
liberal_at_heart Nov 2012 #1
liberalmuse Nov 2012 #2
Gore1FL Nov 2012 #6
zonkers Nov 2012 #11
RebelOne Nov 2012 #3
catbyte Nov 2012 #4
freshwest Nov 2012 #5
former-republican Nov 2012 #7
SheilaT Nov 2012 #8
lexw Nov 2012 #9
Omaha Steve Nov 2012 #10

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:37 PM

1. that is wonderful

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:50 PM

2. This makes me cry.

I've been missing my senior pet so much lately. She was 15 and passed away in June, but she was such an incredible companion. This has inspired me to look into adopting a senior pet from our Human Society.

Oh - and if you ever want to donate to an incredible cause, donate to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Southern Utah. The people who work there are literally angels.

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Response to liberalmuse (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:11 PM

6. You are better than me.

I had to put mine down June 2011. I haven't gotten over it. I can't imagine doing it again, much less soon.

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Response to liberalmuse (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:14 AM

11. I met a struggling single waitress in Miami. All she did besides work was adopt old

old dogs and take care of them. It really moved me. One reason I keep coming back to these boards is the collective kindness and respect DUers have for creatures. I lost my old girl a while back, too. It is rough. Glad you are turning that pain into positivity and passing that love on! THere is nothing like the grace and love of an old wise dog.

edited for thougtfulness.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:55 PM

3. I love Best Friends and donate to them whenever I can. n/t

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:05 PM

4. What a sweet face! She looks awesome for 18. I am so happy for her & her forever family

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:10 PM

5. Aww, that's a sweet one, Steve.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:16 PM

7. By that pic I just want to kiss her on the nose

 

And to anyone who is wondering I can be a hard ass on somethings but yes I kiss my dog on the nose.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:32 PM

8. Older animals are WONDERFUL.

I'm a cat person myself. At the moment I have no feline companions, but if I ever decide I'm ready for another one, I'll go to a shelter and ask for the oldest one they have.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:23 PM

9. Awesome!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:03 AM

10. Kick

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