Spike was taken from the shelter as an adult, he was about five or six years old.
Life before the shelter was not easy, but the volunteers lured him in with treats and cunningly took him to the veterinarian.
After the treatment, life became more pleasant, and when he got into the family, it got even better:
The house in the Morris family was large, two-storeyed. He happily ran around all the corners for the ball, climbed all the secret places, but preferred to sleep downstairs.
There he was given a comfortable personal sofa. True, as soon as the owners went upstairs, Spike immediately ran to them, jumping over any partition, opening the door and making his way to bed.
Spaniels are cute, but you need to understand: these are not toys, but hunting dogs full of energy. They are created to be close to the owner, to help him.
So Spike wanted to be closer.
Now, at the age of 14, he is already a respectable old man, but he is still not averse to having fun. But he no longer runs after the ball.
The paws ache and the tail falls off, he would say, if he could speak.
But the owners also understand this: it must be tough on the dog, especially after the second stroke. He barely got up on his paws.
The doctor assured: they can still fight for Spike, he will live, but they need to exclude stress until the body recovers. Let him rest.
“All the same, he will climb up,” – the spouses said to each other.
And they made the only decision possible: to move downstairs to the dog.
The spouses take turns sleeping next to Spike so that he does not feel sad and wander around the house.
The dog even gets breakfast, lunch and dinner in bed. They carry him out into the yard by hand several times a day.
So what to do? Didn’t he deserve to be cared for over the long, happy years together?
The owners know for sure: until the last breath, the dog will know how much he is loved.