A Dogs Perspective Of Growing Old

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When I was a puppy, we’d play every day

Now that I’ve grown older, lie down is what you say

I’d still love to fetch a ball even though I’m ten

A few years ago, I was your best friend

I hope I’m not too old for you, and you get a younger pup

Get rid of me because I’m old and you think I’m fed-up

Dogs do grow older every day

Please oh please don’t send me away

I have arthritis in my hips, but I still want to play

Let’s go outside and have some fun today

©Susan Zutautas 2019

This was written for a flash fiction challenge over at Carrot Ranch.


Published by Susan Zutautas

A Canadian girl, born in Montreal, mother of three grown boys that lives with her husband in Ontario. Published author and poet. Loves to write flash fiction. Author of New In Town and two children's books which can be found on Amazon.

10 thoughts on “A Dogs Perspective Of Growing Old

  1. Aw, you know what? I love old dogs! We moved around so much when the kids were younger, always having to give up a dog to another family. Finally — I got to experience old dogs and the loss of the first one about ripped my heart out, so I savor every breath of the one remaining arthritic on the couch. You expressed the lament of an old dog with dignity.

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  2. I don’t have a dog but I love them and I loved this. I think people who have dogs are really going to like it. “Please oh please don’t send me away, I have arthritis in my hips, but I still want to play” 😦 Poor guy.

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