Tuxedodog Posted May 30, 2012 Report Share Posted May 30, 2012 Buster turned 13 this year and is beginning to show his age, he is slowing down a little, and is developing cataracts. The only words to describe him is that he is getting weird. Now that he can be in the house all day (thank you Romana) he spends the day in the bedroom, it is hard to get him to come out when we get home - the rule is that dogs are in the family room unless it is bedtime or they are invited. It is useless to try to enforce this since he will slink away the moment you stop watching him. The big issue is that I am no longer authorized. He listens tolerably well to my husband, but if I call him, he either ignores me all together or acts like I am going to punish him, and I have rarely raised my voice to him. The next vet visit we are going to have his hearing checked. The other weird thing is that he is beginning to not want to leave the deck, he will pee and poop on the deck if you don't go outside with him to encourage him out into the grass, and if you don't stay with him, he may not poop at all. The dogs I have had in the past, just got old but without any real change of personality. I am looking for any advice on how to make Buster's golden years happy for all of us. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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