They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Anyone that’s ever spent any time with an old dog can tell you that’s simply just not true. On the other hand, even if it were true, who cares? That old dog has earned his golden retirement, free of obedience training exercises through years of lavishing you with unconditional love and loyalty.
If there’s anything that truly shows just why people love dogs, it’s watching an old dog. Whether their joints are achy, or they’ve gone blind, or whatever other ailments they might be feeling, when they get going, they are 100% dog. Dogs don’t ever stop being dogs and that’s what makes them so wonderful. They never give up.
Soldiers are known for their tenacity as well, so maybe it’s even more appropriate to see the reunion in this video. Buddy is a 13-year-old golden retriever, and he’s lost almost all his hearing. His legs don’t work so great anymore and he really can’t get up on all fours, but when his best friend in the whole world comes back from months away at boot camp, this senior dog turns into a loveable, energetic puppy all over again. When you see that leg kicking, your heart will simply melt. He may be old, but he’s still a dog.
H/T: Daily Mail