Since Rocky can no longer go downstairs by himself (he’s nearly blind and afraid) I’ve put a little dish of water in our upstairs bathroom for him to drink from. It’s actually his “travel bowl,” and not real great-looking. Recently, I spotted this in Anthropologie:
Is it not perfect for this little guy?
Yes, I’ve become one of those ridiculous people who buy cutesy things for their dogs. . . .
Great weekend, everyone!
That bowl is cute. But not as cute as Rocky.
Oh my goodness, Rocky is adorable!!! Love the bowl too.
Thanks, Bonnie! Hope you are on the mend.
Rep, pretty darned cute !
Oops-fumble fingers AGAIN! Should be YEP!
I do it all the time. Especially on the iPhone! My fingers are skinny, but not that skinny.
The fact that I can see Rocky’s tiny tongue sticking out makes this the sweetest photo ever. But underneath all that cuteness is one tough and scrappy pup! 🙂
Oh yes, scrappy is the word. My husband is a saint for putting up with his antics. When he puts Rocky’s harness and leash on, Rocky sounds like someone’s trying to kill him. All because he wants ME to do it.
Wow it is pretty darn cute! Have to also say your little guy is one of the cuties dogs that I have seen! Even looks like he is smiling for the photo 😉
Thank you! I had to look through quite a few to get that expression. 🙂
What a sad and lovley post. I’m so sorry to hear the little man is going blind. I even have tears in my eyes.
But the bowl is the cutest ever and the photo of Rocky is so sweet.
Oh I’m sorry, Caroline, I thought I mentioned his cataracts before. He still gets around remarkably well, considering. I am thinking of asking the vet about removing one of them, but he’s nearly 15 now and age is always a factor in surgery. The photo of Rocky was taken two years ago before the cataracts became visible.
I think you mentioned it but not that it’s already that hard for him to move on his own. It’s so sad. my cats are still relatively young 5 and 6 but I know it will be hard to see how they get frailer.
Surgery at 15 is not without problems I agree. Hard choice.
Rocky can go up stairs, but is now afraid to go down them. He runs and walks everywhere else and hardly ever runs into things. I’m careful not to move stuff around for that reason.
It’s so hard when your dog gets old. 😦 He deserves that cute bowl!
I love this bowl. Miles would break it in a minute. He has metal bowls. And he’s going blind in his left eye, which for some reason is causing him to dart into the road. Never did that until he started losing his eye sight. Give Rocky a hug for me–such a sweetheart!
I will! Sorry to hear Miles is losing his sight too. I thought Rocky would be unable to do anything, but you can hardly tell. The only thing he can’t do besides going down stairs is playing with toys. (He can’t see them unless they’re right under his nose.)
Now I’m wondering if removing just one cataract is such a good idea. It might throw off depth perception quite a bit.
Not sure about the depth perception for Miles. I should mention that he loves to cross the street. It’s odd really, but he gets bored quickly or maybe he can smell better smells across the street. Every chance he gets, he wants to cross the street.
I grew up with a dog that went blind when he was two and he lived many years. That little guy amazed me. Had all the rooms in the house memorized and our neighborhood. I would walk him every day and hardly ever had any trouble. The only issue we had was when we played board games on the floor. My dog would wait for an hour or so and then he would walk over the board and upset everything. However, I think his goal was to get attention and to get us to stop playing. It worked every time for him. Dogs are smart
They really are. Rocky knows exactly how to get me to do what he wants. Now if I could only train him. 😉