I’ve been a Senior Dog for many years.
Turning 12 this month was very special.
My Golden White Face says I’m old but I have a Young Golden Play Attitude like a pup.
Many Goldens develop a not so likeable sickness when they reach their senior years.
I am very fortunate that I am a Healthy Senior Golden.
5 Things That Contributed to my Healthy Happiness
Every dog owner need to be educated about good proper nutrition. My mom continues to educate herself especially with my allergies. For Senior dogs, having a proper nutrition is very important. For me, it contributes to keeping me young and active.
Keeping in tune with your dog’s appearance needs is critical to have a healthy living. I get my ears cleaned on a weekly basis which helps a lot with my allergies (eliminates any reactions). I’ve never gone to the vet for teeth cleaning as mom brushes my Golden Teeth.
I continue to do playful activitiés. I am a retriever and enjoys a play of fetch. Even indoors, my mom continues to stimulate my Golden Mind with games and teaching me new tricks. Remember, no matter what the dogs’s age learning new games/tricks is a possibility.
I Golden Enjoy doing something … I am a retriever and was taught many things to be helpful. My favorite is retrieving things so when circumstances arises I assist my mom.
5) Living The Golden Moment
My mom says I gave her the gift of living in the present moment. I provided her a different outlook on what’s around us and to See its Beauty.
Living my Senior Golden Life …
Joining this post on BlogPaws Senior Pet Month Blog Hop
Lots of Golden L♥VE n Woofs
Awesome post Sugar and so happy you’re healthy and fit! Your mom did great to take such good care of your body, mind and spirit for all these years! We’ve never met but I always feel your youthful energy~you have a puppy-like way about you! ;0)
You are the reason why i always yearn for a Goldie. Love your last shot!
Everyone says I’m a senior because I’m 10! Well, I intend to age disgracefully…
XXXOOO Daisy (Bella & Roxy)
Amy and Toby says
Your mom has taken many steps to keep you healthy Sugar but she also has a bit of luck to have so many golden senior years with you. We wish everyone could have as many golden moments together.
Madi and Mom says
GOOD MORNING BEAUTIFUL SUGAR…WE ARE NOT GETTING OLDER WE ARE SURELY GETTING BETTER AND WISER.
HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF
you have a golden white GORGEOUS face, if only mine looked as good as yours
Frankie and Ernie says
Those are all WONDERFUL thingys fur our peeps to do fur us NO MATTER what Age we are. Your mom gets the BIG GOLD STAR fur taking such WONDERFUL care of you.
Michelle Liew says
Hgrowing in the golden years!
Caren Gittleman says
Sugar, you and your Mom are quite wise. Don’t feel bad about your white face. Underneath my dyed hair I have WHITE HAIR!!! I should wear it proudly like you do Sugar!! xoxo
Casey the Boxer says
Seniors are the best! Everyone in my house except me and Momma are seniors, but everyone’s healthy and active!
Wonderful senior post! 🙂 Live in the moment…
Reilly Cowspotdog says
Live each moment as if it’s your last – for when the last moment comes – you know you will life to it fullest. You are having a wonderful life Miss Sugar and we hope many years to come
Roxy the traveling dog says
You are a wonderful example of a great senior dog.
Sugar, I can tell you’ve been well cared for-such good care and love has given you a wonderful long life. I’m glad you still have lots of energy. Keep it up girl!
Wags, Noreen & Hunter
My Vickie loves to keep up with your life because she learns lots of good things to do to take care of me. because of you, we have changed my diet, of course I get lots of excercise and I have a job. All thise things make me a happy golden like you.
She was a bit surprised to see my face turning white at the age of four but she has fallen in love with it even more because she knows it means all is well.
Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning says
Great post, Sugar – good words for humans too. Our senior Phantom has become more and more affectionate as he has aged. Just a couple more months and we will be celebrating 15 years with him!!!
Love those Golden smiles.
Woos – Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning
Great post, Sugar! You are a senior role model and we wish you many more happy golden years! My sister, on the other hand, ate something disgusting again and is now sick again. Hopefully she will feel better later today. It just doesn’t pass as fast as it used to, but we are patient with her. You seem much more sensible!
Robert Johnson, Sr. says
Sugar, Congratulation on being 12, Old Gold is just the best. Our Hamish turned 11 in June, but unfortunately he is battling cancer.
We hope you have many wonderful Golden years ahead of you.
Hamish & Emma
So glad that your are golden and healthy! You look great and we sure know your active, due to all the wonderful things you do for your blog!
You are so young at heart Sugar 🙂 xx0xx
Mollie and Alfie
Singing Dogs says
We’re so glad you’re Golden healthy and happy Sugar! Our sisfur Sadie was 11 1/2 when the evil cancer took her to the bridge so we have realized we must live every moment to the fullest.
Emily @ Adventures of a Dog Mom says
Senior dogs are the best… we’re glad you’re so happy and healthy!
Two French Bulldogs says
You are one good looking senior!!
Benny & Lily
Murphy & Stanley says
But you are still a pup at heart!
Murphy & Stanley
Crystal Wayward says
Sugar, I just love your white face! My golden boy Luke is starting to get a a little salty around the muzzle. I hope one day he gets a pretty glow like yours!
I agree with Frankie sweet one!
Happy Belated Birthday, gorgeous Sugar!…You are way too beautiful to be a senior, sweetie=you make aging look good, darling girl!…Wishing you the best, lovely friend…kisses…Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat
Ann Paws says
Great advice Sugar! You definitely are one healthy pup!
Lori - What Remains Now says
You are right, Sugar. Good advice. You’re the best looking senior I know.
Great post, Sugar. Your young pup attitude reminds me very much of my Tynan.
Jackie Bouchard says
You’re a great ambassador for active, healthy, happy senior living, Sugar! Maybe you “ambass” (that’s a verb, right?) for years and years to come!
BJ Pup says
Sugar, your Golden White face is beautiful and you are aging gracefully. Mom is taking good care of you.
Callie, Shadow, and Ducky's Mom says
Sugar, you and your Mom are an inspiration to me! Callie and Shadow are only 3 years younger than you are, but their mild-to-moderate hip dysplasia and arthritis slows them down a bit on really hot, humid days and cold, damp ones. But they are both happy girls. Having little sister Ducky in their lives has added some pep to their step. And, now that all three girls are off the dry, processed, kibble, they are certainly enjoying their meals a lot more! And they love the layered frosty paws, especially the strawberry ones! Without your Tasty Tuesday blog hop, I’m not sure I’d ever have known how easy they are to make.
joann stancer says
Your so precious. yes yes live in the moment.
Everyone can learn from this post! Live in the moment! 🙂 Your always beautiful, Sugar!!!
Great list for for staying healthy and happy. Love #5. I think your smile conveys that message beautifully.
Bev Green says
Sugar great post…i have two senior or as we call them pensioner pups.10 and 11 and they may be greying and taking a little longer to get up out of bed…much like myself..but they are still puppies to me,they have a healthy diet,lots of mental stimulation, games,and in summer swimming in their pool or our dam..we appreciate every moment with them,they are aging gracefully and as they do we learn to take time to enjoy our life too..age does not stop love or fun or curiosity it just makes it all the more special.Hugs Fozziemum
2 brown dawgs says
You are one of the most active senior doggies we know Sugar.
the brown dawgs
Sweet! I saw a caption on a photo of a senior dog recently that reminded me of Sugar. It said, “My face may be white, but my heart is golden.”
Hi Sugar, it was nice to meet you at BarkWorld. I love your Golden White face, it’s like you have an extra dusting of sugar on it.
Garth Riley says
You are a model of aging gracefully. We love your tips on staying healthy as a senior dog and we love that you’re still active and healthy at 12! Sharing this post because it has such great info on staying healthy!
Jan K says
This is all such great advice, Sugar, and we know it works, because you look great! We can see how active and happy and healthy you are.
Great advice, Sugar. You look great, healthy… and wise AND…you still got the looks 😉 Pawkisses 🙂
Very wise words Sugar, what a lovely post.