Memory

You know you are getting old when you forget if you fed your dog.

A few years ago I was at a dog park and there was an old couple with their obese Labrador Retriever. The woman turned to me, without my saying anything, and said she was concerned their dog had metabolic issues. They had tried many diets, but nothing worked. I nodded sympathetically.

After she walked off, the man leaned in and whispered to me. He said that his wife was suffering from memory loss and he did not have the heart to tell her that she kept feeding their dog repeatedly all day. And labs do love to eat.

I am not sure which is more sad: that the woman was forgetting so much, that the husband was heartbroken about it, or that the poor dog had become a waddling blob with no discernible legs.

And today I forgot if I fed my dog, so I fed her again.

From: @imgn Tags: #Words