Betty has been for her yearly checkup and was told that she was the healthiest staffy of that age the vet had ever seen.
She's coming up to 10 years old, so not ancient, but no spring chicken anymore either.
Apart from her dodgy leg she's good. When she was about four she leapt off the top of the cubby house and did a huge mash up job on her knee that required surgery and its been a problem for her ever since. Now she has arthritis in it and spends most of the time with it held up. If you have a dog with arthritis though, the vet told us to give her an aspirin a day. Just normal aspirin. He said to try it for a week and see if it helps.
He also said walking will help but thats not a problem because Daz and Betty walk all the time. I told him they should be doing a walkathon to raise money for some cause. One day a guy stopped him on the street and said
don't you get on with your missus?
because you're always out walking the bloody dog.
So even though she has a few grey hairs
And worn out old paws
She's never feeling too old to play the sock game