I am amazed at how energetic the two 10-year-old dogs we adopted are. Our 15-year-old Pekingese cannot keep up with them, hence the tag team walking my husband and I do. The girls can easily go 2 miles at a fast clip when it isn’t too hot. In the 90+degree summer heat, a mile is max.

Sometimes I can’t get a break from work to come home for the noon or 5:00 walk, so my husband, who, by the way, is 79 years old, walks the two girls first and then walks our Pekingese.

How old is Lilly? Breed?

When I was looking to adopt a dog after our Pooh passed last April, I was focusing on retired female greyhound racing dogs. Most don’t know their racing names and can easily be renamed. The plan was to name our greyhound Lilly!

But, fate took us in a different direction and we ended up with two bonded Lhasa Apsos instead (one is actually a Lhasa Poo)! And, they definitely knew their names so renaming was not an option.

I was always a writer but lived in a bookkeeper’s body before I found Medium and broke free — well, almost. Working to work less and write more.

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