Do you have difficulties finding the right words to utter? Do you notice that you cannot any more handle what used to be easy tasks? How about episodes of confusion?
The risk of falling increases proportionately with age, and those who fall once have twice the likelihood of falling again.
Greying hair is not even a matter of age. Some people encounter their first silver strands in their 20s; some in their 50s.
While it seems easy to just pick the cutest, most playful dog at the pet store, it is not going to work out if your current lifestyle doesn’t match your dog's profile. Pretty much like finding a boyfriend (or girlfriend), really.
If dogs could just talk, some would be griping about how their owners had been for leaving them home alone far too long. Or about how small kids love to poke their eyes, pull their tails or squeeze them tight.