This is Stewart.
We adopted him from a shelter many years ago. He was our practice child. For many years, he was the fierce defender of our backyard against bunnies and squirrels and other dangerous threats. When we would bring home a new baby (yeah, we had a lot of ’em!), he always slept in their room to keep an eye out. And when they got older and had various childhood illnesses, he slept near them then, too.
He was our camping buddy, my running partner, and the only pet we’ve ever had who managed to worm his way onto our bed. Sneaky, sneaky boy.
He’s now sixteen years old, and prefers sleeping on his ginormous, comfy dog bed instead now. He’s earned it.
He sleeps there most of the day — although he still perks up when he hears people outside. And he still runs like a gazelle after bunnies in the yard, even though his eyesight isn’t as good as it used to be.
It breaks my heart to think of pets who’ve lived long, hard lives and don’t get to spend their latter years resting comfortably in their forever home, being pampered and loved by their families.
Senior animals make wonderful pets as well — they don’t require as much exercise, and they’re generally pretty low-key — happy to chill out and keep people company around the house.
Thankfully, Rachael’s Rescue was created for all the forgotten pets — those who might not be as loved and spoiled as Stewart. 100% of Rachael’s personal proceeds from sales of Nutrish pet food go toward food, medical supplies, and treatment for those animals in need.
Every Rachael Ray Nutrish food and treat recipe is made with simple ingredients like real meat and veggies, so they’re naturally delicious and good for your pet. And they’re available at grocery stores around the country.
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