Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Geriatic* (for Geriatric, etc.)

Our household revolves around four tiny furballs, all of them rescue Pomeranians. Friends who work in the business tell us that after about age four, a dog’s chances of adoption are slim to none. But because Poms can easily live into their mid or upper teens, we’ve never hesitated to take in “seniors” as old as seven or eight.

Still, until fairly recently, we’d never adopted a geriatric one older than ten years. When we finally took the plunge, we discovered firsthand what many others have said: they truly understand the gift you’ve given them, and they’ll be your devoted companions and protectors for as long as they live.

Geriatic* is a typo of low probability on the Ballard list. There are currently 5 instances of it in the OhioLINK catalog.

(Anna Banana, our first geriatric rescue Pom)

Deb Kulczak

1 comment:

Kathy said...

We took in a 6-year-old Cardigan Welsh Corgi. He had some issues from his previous owners, but bonded with me til death.