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Listening to Bess

Denise Fenzi, a world renowned dog trainer, blogger, and owner of the online school Fenzi Dog Sports Academy wrote a post recently entitled “I Have an Old Dog”.  Poignantly written with honesty, humor, and kindness, it hit home for me.  Bess is somewhere around 10 years of age and as my dear friend née dog walker has said, “And those first five years were hard years…”  Finn is coming up on 11 and experiencing difficulty not only climbing the stairs, but coming down them as well.  As I reflected upon what I’d read, I realized my dogs are aging gracefully; it is me who is grappling with the process and struggling with what it signifies…

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