So, the old feller is getting on in his years. Notice how no reference is being made to this man’s best friend being an ‘it’. It is either a ‘he’ or a ‘she’. Personification is necessary because most dog lovers like you continue to regard the domesticated canine as a very important member of the whole family. The old dog, also known as ‘old faithful’ in many circles, has been there and done that with you over the years.
And in terror-stricken neighborhoods, some old dogs have gone on to survive some terrifying street wars. You know this well, this old war-horse, admittedly a curious name to give the old soldier, has unquestioningly and unfailingly put his body on the line for you and your family. In as much as he loves you all much more than you could ever do, he still regards it as his job to protect you all. As far as he is concerned, his job would be on the line if he ever failed you.
But, thankfully, he has not. He has never let you down. And neither have you. You’ve also done your best to take care of the old feller. As far as possible, you’ve always done your bit to see to it that he gets his regular checkups at the vet. Now that his getting on in his dog years, it seems that these trips are becoming more frequent. And to cap it all off, the old dog now has to wear a dog brace. Permanently. Right.
Time to let the old feller retire gracefully. And let him still walk about with some dignity. Give him a really posh dog knee brace to wear for a change. It won’t be costing you an arm and a leg. And it does a lot more than keeping him looking real smart in his old age. It will keep his arthritic knee holding up. And with a cushioned support system in place, he never has to limp about the yard going ouch, ouch all of the time.