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    Default Growing old. . .

    I received this from another Cavalier lover and thought is was very sweet and very true. It may have made the rounds before but I really enjoyed it.

    JaneB

    When I am old... I will wear soft gray sweatshirts. .. and a bandana
    over my silver hair.... and I will spend my social security checks on wine
    and my dogs.
    I will sit in my house on my well-worn chair and listen to my dogs' breathing.
    I will sneak out in the middle of a warm summer night and take my dogs for a run, if my old bones will allow...
    When people come to call, I will smile and nod as I show them my dogs...
    and talk of them and about them...
    the ones so beloved of the past and the ones so beloved of today...
    I will still work hard cleaning after them, mopping and feeding them and
    whispering their names in a soft loving way.
    I will wear the gleaming sweat on my throat,
    like a jewel and I will be an embarrassment to all...
    especially my family...
    who have not yet found the peace in being free to have dogs as your best friends....
    These friends who always wait, at any hour, for your footfall...
    and eagerly jump to their feet out of a sound sleep, to greet you as if you are a God.
    With warm eyes full of adoring love and hope that you will always stay,
    I'll hug their big strong necks...
    I'll kiss their dear sweet heads... and whisper in their very special company...
    I look in the Mirror...
    and see I am getting old...
    this is the kind of person I am...
    and have always been.
    Loving dogs is easy, they are part of me.
    They accept me for who I am.
    My dogs appreciate my presence in their lives...
    they love my presence in their lives...
    When I am old this will be important to me...
    You will understand when you are old.... if you have dogs to love, too.

    ~Author Unknown

    ...Heaven is the place where all the dogs you have ever loved come to greet you...

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    Absolutely beautiful. I'm going to send it to a couple friends of mine right now.
    "My little dog: A heartbeat at my feet."
    ~Edith Wharton

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    Me too
    Lindsay
    Proud mom of Spencer (tri), Izzy (blen), Tilly (tri) and Howie the cava-cat

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