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Thank you for this post. It is a reminder for us to take a moment to appreciate our senior loveys. I was thinking about Roman and your description of his anxiety and barking when left alone. Given his attenuated senses of vision and hearing, it is probably distressing for him to not be able to perceive his environment as he once did especially when left alone. The senior years are difficult, but in my opinion, those years carry the most opportunity for the greatest bond of love. For me, the last years of my hav could be described as spiritual- meaning we knew each other soul to soul and recognized the beauty in that experience. My last have could not be left alone for more than an hour in his last six months. He became very anxious and I think it was because he knew how vulnerable he became. He would not let me out of his sight in the last few years. I consider the caretaking of a senior furbaby one of the most important roles we fulfill. There is so much love to experience just by being present, in tune, and navigating their final chapter. With your attentiveness, sounds like Roman has plenty of good days ahead and 15 years is already a blessing. Enjoy the relationship that has taken a decade and a half to develop- there is so much to appreciate in that love <3.