I recently took our little dog Bingo for her annual vet check.
She’s almost 16 and a bit shaky on her feet but she still manages to boss the other animals (and us) around.
Anyway the vet announced that she was doing really well for her age and to just enjoy the time we have left with her.
But I have to admit that Bingo has been acting a little strange lately. So much so that I’ve been telling people she’s in her second childhood.
No one but my husband sits in HIS chair but the dog has taken to jumping up on it as soon as he leaves the room.
She sneaks out of open doors and goes wandering for hours at a time.
She steals things from my son’s room and then hides them in the backyard.
She pretends she can’t hear us call but comes running whenever you open the fridge.
You get the picture.
When I mentioned her behaviour to the vet he said she was probably suffering from “mild dementia”.
Right – like that’s all I need – a dog with a Napoleon Complex AND Alzheimer’s.