Friday, October 22, 2010
Like many fortunate animal companions, Toby goes to work every day with his human friend. She and I stand outside the office and chat while Toby frisks around checking out the smells here and there, but always returning immediately when he's called. Finally we get him to stay still for a photograph. But you can see from the photo that he'd rather be on the move!
Toby is a surprising 14 1/2 years old - whodathunkit? He runs around like a pup and has obviously not acquired the many problems elderly dogs often do - arthritis, sore joints, and only has a slight greying of his muzzle. My friend took care of Toby who was her son's dog, while her son was off at college 13 years ago. He became bonded to my friend and never went back to live with her son except to visit. She had another pup at the time and the two were also bonded companions.
He loves to play, to walk to do just about anything, as long as he can be with my friend... that's his job - to take care of her and be her companion. He has a great life - and so does she - with her four-legged pal at her side.