Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Austin, TX
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Hi everyone! I used to be more active with my sweet Bentley but have been busy the past few years and have not been on this forum. My havanese, Bentley, will be 14 years in a few months. He is doing ok aside from being blind in his right eye from an accident when a lab head bumped him 6 years ago at a dog park. He has adapted very well until recently as he is loosing his site now in his left eye. Aside from medication in his right eye 3 times a day (Neo poly dex) he gets around pretty well (no stairs). His hearing not very good anymore and I cannot let him jump off the sofa, etc. He usually waits for me to help him down. He is the sweetest dog and so full of love. I cannot even imagine what life will be like when he is gone. We got him from a breeder when he was about 5 months old. I feed him dinner around 4:30 pm because he loves to eat and my schedule works for that. It always worked but in the last 6 weeks he has been waking up between 4:30 and 5:00 am to eat breakfast. It is so strange. He sleeps in our bed and just sits up and does a small whine then lays down for 5 minutes and repeats the cycle (the whine gets louder). I have been getting up with him and feeding him and then going outside with him. After that he goes back to sleep until we get up at 7:00 am. I wish there was a way I could stop this cycle but I think it is old age as he never did this before even if I fed him at 4pm (if we were going out, etc). Bentley is obsessed with his 2 meals a day and has never missed a meal. Other than the recent developments with eating.... he is an awesome dog and companion for our family. Below is his photo from a few weeks ago.