A recent thread has got me thinking (or rethinking) about how I look at my dogs and their age. Tessa will be 9, Della will be 6 and I guess I think of them as older middle aged and young middle aged. Other people think of their 9 years old dogs as senior. My 1st dog, GSD/Elkhound mix lived to 14, my 1st lab also 14, I guess that's been kind of my mind frame plus Tess acts like the 6 year. She jumped into the bed of our Nissan Frontier the other day without any problem, it's easily a 40 inch jump from a standstill. I was wondering what other people think or how their dogs act.