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Edward J. Palumbo says
Thank you for putting the bonding bit! I've had so many people think an older dog "won't bond to a new person." On the contrary, they're old enough to know they were rescued, and be even more devoted as a result.
Thank you Mr. Plaumbo for your informative answer. The idea of gratitude that an older dog is capable of makes it quite appealing. Sometimes older dogs seem wiser than older people.
Their instincts are more polished. There are issues or baggage you may have to get beyond, such as mistreatment they've experienced, but they learn to trust and observe carefully, looking for patterns and listening to the tone of our voices.
You raised a good point, Mr. Palumbo. Dogs are earnestly innocent and give people the benefit of the doubt, even if they had a bad experiment in the past. Dogs are amazine.
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Rebecca Mikulin says
Thank you Wychic, your answer makes a lot of sense. Our mattress has a bowl shaped hole on the underside from when our dog was a pup. Maybe she was trying to carve out her own bed on our bed...