In Praise of Elder Dogs

This blog is created in celebration of the elder dogs, of any breed, who've touched our hearts. You are invited to add your own reflections, or, if you wish, track the progress of your own elder dogs. ("Elder," BTW, is defined here as 10 years or more, except in breeds known for shorter lifespans, such as the Great Dane.) Send your stories and photos to me at branta(at)

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Location: Hunt, Texas, United States

I've been privileged to share my life with five unforgettable Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. This blog was inspired by Cooper, my first, whose indominatable bright spirit triumphed over his limitations. Every day of his life, till the very end, he woke joyously, happy to greet the day. I would wish the same for all of us!

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Update - June 2009

I'm happy to announce that this seemingly long-forgotten blog, established largely to document the later life and demise of our beloved Cooper, lives again.

We'll be soliciting photos and stories about elder dogs, with "elder" loosely defined as 10 years or older, except in breeds (such as the Great Dane) whose life expectancies tend to be shorter than others.

This is your opportunity to share your stories of elder dogs, living or at The Bridge, who've touched your life in some meaningful way.

If you have a photo or story to share, please send them to me at branta(at) Thanks!