When I ran across this today, it made me want to cry!
I do not understand how some folks can "get rid of" older dogs. When their health has failed and they are in pain, that is one thing; but when they are just older and slower, we need to shower them with all the love and caring that they've given us in their better years.
I dread the day when Duke gets to be a senior dog. But my promise is that we will take care of him and make him comfy, showing him love and attention. We could not put him in a shelter, away from all he knows and loves. How cruel is that!
Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em, even when they get old.