Catherine Morris and her family love a lot their dog named Spike. He was adopted nine years ago and immediately became part of the family.
“The first night we had him, we closed the stair gate and went to bed,” Catherine Morris told The Dodo. “He whined for a couple of minutes before jumping over the gate in the dark and trotting up into my parents’ room and straight up onto the bed! And that’s where he slept from then on.”
He used to have so much energy but now 14 years old, he has slowed down since he suffered two strokes.
However, Spike still isn’t strong enough to reliably go up and down stairs, so his family had to block off his favorite place — the bedroom.
So they came up with a new plan for their dog. They decided to take care for Spike all the time.
“This new schedule started while I was away at university, so my parents spent alternate nights downstairs with Spike,” Morris said. “Since I moved back home, I’ve joined the rotation so all in all we get a bit more sleep between the three of us.”
Spike’s dad takes special care to make sure his old pup is comfortable at night.
“They’re absolutely inseparable,” Morris said. “My dad calls him ‘old bean’ and they’re always chatting away.”
Well actually this is such a cute friendship between dad and Spike.