These Senior Dogs are Enjoying Their Senectitude
Golden years, elderly, and senior are just a few terms to describe a living being that has reached the latter years of life. Another word that means old age is senectitude. The noun originates from the Medieval Latin word senectitūdō meaning “old age.” The word entered the English lexicon in 1796 when it was introduced by Jonathan Swift in his classic book, “Gulliver’s Travels” in which he wrote in Part 1 about Lilliput, “Persons, of all ages, from twenty to extreme senectitude.”
This National Geographic video shows the almost two dozen dogs enjoying their senectitude at the House with a Heart Senior Pet Sanctuary. These dogs are in a range of health and every single one is taken care of in the best way by the volunteers at the sanctuary.
Sher Polvinale, the directory of the sanctuary makes sure that these dogs are truly living their golden years. As one of the volunteer says in the clip, “they are loved until their very last moment and beyond.”
More about the House with a Heart Senior Pet Sanctuary