Sad to say, both pup and Handler are feeling just a little 'sad-pup' and let down by life at the moment:
My back is getting better very slowly - with a lot of help from the physio and careful yoga and stretching. However, i am still on major pain-killers, rather lame and completely unable to romp about (or even get onto the bike...). i've had to cancel several planned bike trips and visits with Handler - and haven't even been able to drive down to see Him (or take up His offer of a long soak in the hot-tub) in over a month. He's been wonderful at calling and texting and keeping His pup's mood up, but He also has severe worries over job losses at work, and various let-downs with PC crashes and postponed trips...
So, neither pup not Handler are the happiest or most bouncey we've been.
And it got me brooding: the Man-and-Hound bond is far deeper than mere sex, but it is still a BDSM relationship, and so sex and sexuality *is* at part it's foundation; when that sexual spark fades through long-term ill health or old age, will their friendship be all that is left - and will it be enough to sustain them through occassional nights sat nodding by the fire, reminiscing on wild walks and fun romps in their youth?
What *do* you do when a pup gets too old or infirm to play...?