Alayne took that photo of little Wilbur this morning on a bed in the living room. He’s really old now — what age precisely we don’t know — but he was already a senior when he came to us back in 2012. Wilbur is mostly blind in that one eye now, deaf, and rickety. Because he has no teeth, that ridiculously long tongue of his still hangs out of his mouth, as you can see in the photo. He has that elderly, stiff gait when he walks, but bless his little heart, he manages to get around okay (though we carry him in and out). He still has a great appetite, and yammers for his food?whenever he thinks we’re within four hours of mealtime. His potty habits aren’t the best anymore, which is why seeing him on a fresh, clean bed that size brings to mind the?large pile of laundry to do later. Oh, well.
Here’s a recent shot from this past weekend of Tanner sharing a bed with the tyke. Please note the perfect matching colors of these two boys:
Shirley and James says
Thank you for what you do for Wilbur and all the RDF residents. What a cutie pie.!
Barb Ribinski says
He’s still the sweetest little guy. And as long as he keeps eating, that’s a good thing. Little dogs can live to be 20. But not knowing what his life was like before he came to the Farm and how much care he received may affect that. But he certainly seems happy and if napping is his favorite hobby, so be it. How can you not simply love a face like that??
Hoping that he enjoys his naps and his food and his friends. That else could matter anyway?! Such a sweet boy.
Marla Ritchie says
You are an awesome pup Wilbur and we love you no matter your age!
Tonya Allen says
What a sweetie, love those ears. He and Tanner look so cute together. At one time I had a designated laundry basket for peed-on bedding, so I know what you’re talking about, but these old guys are so wonderful that it’s all worth it.
Love the photos. Thanks for sharing!
patty c says
Wilbur has always had a special place in my heart for some reason. He could not have a better retirement home if he were as rich as Lassie! <3
Cindy Jane says
Awwwww Wilbur you are adorable baby boy!!!
Sandy Shubert says
Old is beautiful
Keep up the good work, you are wonderful. Thank you for all you do.
Leila King says
Does the heart good!
Peg Crawford says
these stories always move me. thanks
Bless his little heart. What a sweetie
Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog.
Carla Majernik says
I love your blogs about your animals. I knew about you when you lived in Montana and am so glad you are continuing to share your live with these special animals.
What a sweetie! Time does fly….he’s been with you 4 years now!
Wilbur is certainly living the good life now and he deserves it. : )
Beth Robinson says
I love Wilbur so much! He is adorable. 🙂 <3
Janet in Hyannis says
Have you considered doggy diapers?
Steve Smith says
Janet, yes, and we’ve posted photos of Wilbur in doggy diapers before. But sometimes they can result in more of a mess. I’ll leave it at that to avoid getting too detailed. 🙂