There is a middle-aged lady in a nearby apartment who has a very dignified black Lab. The woman always starts & ends each day by taking the dog on a long walk around the perimeter of the apartment complex. This lady and her dog move as one, calmly & methodically on their daily routine & are a pleasure to watch.
She takes such tender care of that dog & seems to try to take it everywhere with her. If she does need to be gone for any length of time, she comes home every few hours to take the dog out.
I hope she & the dog have a lot of years left together but I fear not. The Lab is getting up there in years what with its sweet face with lots of white on its muzzle. They certainly look like they’ve enjoyed many good years already.