Our dogs start to slow down a little as they get older, but we do everything make sure they are happy and comfortable in their twilight years.
But one family went above-and-beyond for their old dog, rearranging their sleep schedules just to make sure he felt loved.
Spike is a 14-year-old English springer spaniel. Like many dogs his age, he can’t get around like he used to. He recently suffered a second stroke, which made it hard for him to get up and down the stairs.
Unfortunately, this meant Spike couldn’t do one of his favorite activities: sleeping in bed with his family, something he’s done since he was a pup.
“The first night we had him, we closed the stair gate and went to bed,” Spike’s owner Catherine Morris told The Dodo. “He whined for a couple of minutes before jumping over the gate in the dark and trotting up into my parents’ room and straight up onto the bed! And that’s where he slept from then on.”