All of a sudden Wicca is acting old. I've been in denial for a while about it. Mostly because she is often a little sore now and then because of all her old injuries. So I usually just chalk it up to that.
But the other day she couldn't get on the couch. I think we were equally upset. She gave up and went and pouted on a dog bed. I stared at her for a long time and then tried to pick her up. She did not appreciate my help. Wicca does not want help- ever. She is so independent that I think this getting old business is going to be hard for her.
To fix the problem of the couch I now have a 5 foot long ramp in my living room. I tried stairs but she didn't like them either. The ramp she thinks is pretty cool. Although she will still jump off the couch rather than use the ramp... We will work on that part. I am just happy that she chose to use the ramp in the first place!
I am going to build one of my own, and paint it dark so that it doesn't a) take up so much freaking space, and b) stand out so much. It won't be hard and I think I can make it even a bit more secure.
It makes me sad to see her getting old. She is such a vibrant dog! I notice even on walks, and swimming and stuff that she doesn't have the same stamina she did before. But she knows that herself already so doesn't push herself too much. She just steals the toy from whoever went all the way out there and got it. lol.
Something's will never change- regardless and age and mobility! She rules the house- and now the couch again too!!!