I have always been complimented on my lovely, shiny, black fur. So I was horrified this week, to see evidence of the fact that I am going grey!
I am six years old and apart from a small splash of white on my chest and a little on my toes, I have always been jet black. A very shiny jet black.
But now I have started to go grey and I am not happy about it.
I guess this means I am getting old! I have no wish to be old. Dad has grey hairs, but he is ancient, Mom does too although she hides hers. That is acceptable because they are old, but I am only six!
So the question is, is six old for a greyhound? Should I be worried about turning into an old lady before I have even had a proper date? Will I start needing more sleep soon? Is that even possible when I already sleep twenty hours a day?
Will Mom have to start chopping my dinner up into tiny little pieces and look on google for old-doggy rocking chairs?
Will I start getting emails about walk in baths, funeral plans and discounted hearing aids? ( Mom has a special birthday this year and this influx of emails has already started!)
Should I be worried or should I just decide right now to grow old gracefully and take life as it comes? I certainly don’t feel old. I can still run pretty fast and I don’t creak yet when I get up!
Mom says age is just a number and it is meaningless.
But that is easy to say when humans live on average to 70 or 80 years old. Dogs lives are a lot shorter and go by much quicker, and we spend a lot of it waiting around for humans to come home from work!!
It is a subject which is going to need a lot of thought.