As our sweet little puppies grow older, they begin to show their age. Their enthusiasm lessens, they don't get around as good, naps are a necessity and the wag in their tail seems to get a little slower. It happens to us as we age as well... all part of the cycle of life.
Recent studies are showing that by bringing children around the elderly, it has an extremely positive effect. Their is a joy that comes with interacting with youth!
One of our families sent us a message and a picture of the bond that is developing between their older family pet and their new puppy. She mentioned how good the puppy's playfulness has been for their more mature pet. A new friendship!
Sometimes it can be a bit of an adjustment for the older dog. Introduce your new puppy slowly. They usually work out the dominance issue on their own, but monitor them closely to make sure both are safe. And then sit back and watch the new bond form and a renewed youthfulness in your pet.
We can learn a few things from these young pups in our own lives. Sometimes we worry about the next generation, but I come in contact with many young people who teach me a thing or two. Spend some time with the youth and see if it doesn't make you feel a little younger too!
"Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe." - 1 Timothy 4:12