Monday Blues From Young To Old

Ah, the start of another week and some dogs are singing the Monday blues, including our oldest and youngest members of The Herd.

Monday blues from Miss Kiska.

Monday blues from Miss Kiska.

Miss Kiska has had a good week with energy to join the younger dogs on many of their walks. We gladly walk at her pace and as far as she wants to go when she decides to join us.

Lots of people have asked, so Miss Kiska’s health continues to be good, though there is no question that her body is aging. Nothing in particular wrong and no identified health issues other than classic senioritis – weak muscles and joints.

She has been living at Chez Herd since August of 2006 – approaching 12 years – and could have been anywhere from 2 to 4 years old when she arrived. She is our proud matriarch and we let her set her own pace – as much walking or napping as she wants on any given day.

On the other end of the spectrum is the picture of youth – Boom Boom. And, yes, he has had a great week as well, showing the same signs of sleepiness.

Just recharging my batteries.

Just recharging my batteries.


  1. Zoe on March 26, 2018 at 10:16 am

    Prayers for Miss Kiska
    May she reign long at Chez herd

  2. Laura on March 26, 2018 at 10:02 am

    What a bittersweet time. Having ages ranging from youth to senior can be challenging. Our young ones remind us just how senior our seniors are….Tail up Kiskska. You’ve still got it girl!

  3. Khyra and Sometimes Her Mom on March 26, 2018 at 9:00 am

    Mom is making THOSE faces as we read about my furiend – Another K –

    I too am enkhountering those times – I’ll always be ready fur my walk – but gone are the days of milers – Mom gets sad thinking how far we used to walk –

    Like Kiska, I’m in that age range – of khourse, we don’t age and tell!

    Here’s to pampering the fluffy old gals 😉


  4. KJ Pierson on March 26, 2018 at 8:26 am

    It takes a lot of energy being that pretty Ms Kiska 🙂

  5. Lori on March 26, 2018 at 6:55 am

    Miss Kiska you make a beautiful matriarch of the Herd!

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