Posted by: kerryannekay | September 6, 2019

Grumpy Old Men

Time flies when you’re having fun.  Where did the summer go? And where did the years go with the boys?  I still can’t believe that they have been in my life over five years! At six years old, they are starting to slow down a bit.

One of the biggest changes that has come with old age is picky eating.  Fred and Lamont have always been a bit ‘food spoiled’.  But recently, I had to experiment with what they are eating in order to see what they will actually eat now.  It’s been an expensive experiment.  We’ve settled on less spring mix and more fresh green lettuce (not the bad kind).  They want more tomatoes and cucumbers and less carrots.  Phew!

Fred has been showing his age a bit more than Lamont.  I think his back hips are bothering him.  He is walking a bit stiff now.  I’ve got an appointment next Wednesday for him to see if putting him on some anti-inflammatories or pain medicines will help him.  He’s always a bit stiff when he wakes up.  Once he’s been moving a bit, he’s usually better.  I will let you know.

Lamont could star in the movie “Grumpy Old Men” right now.  Boy, has he been impatient with his brother!  Lamont nipped Fred in the butt to move him out of the way when Fred was too slow moving to the food dish.  I’ve admonished Lamont but he just won’t listen to me. Augh, boys!

So, as the days go on, I consider each one of them I spend with Fred and Lamont a gift.  I know one day I will have to say goodbye… But until that day, I will love them with my whole heart like I have done every day since I became their mom.  – KA

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  1. There is something special and endearing about those old piggies. You just want to hold and cuddle them all day. Give those boys a hug from one of their biggest fans.


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