Stump (the dog) Trumps the Younger Competition

Have you heard about Stump, the 10-year-old Sussex spaniel who placed best in show in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show last week? If you're a dog lover like me, a quick calculation will tell you why this is pretty remarkable: he is 70 in dog years. Stump has made history by being the oldest dog ever to win best in show. And what's even more incredible is that four years ago, Stump almost died of dangerous a bacterial infection and was 24 hours away from being euthanized when the decision was made to keep him alive.

Stump is not the only elder statesman doing noteworthy things these days. Take boomers Obama(47), Springsteen (59), Captain Sully (58), Mickey Rourke(56). Each figure prominently in the news with their recent accomplishments. Like Stump, they all still have what it takes.

Getting older does not have to mean you need to hang up your leash. No! Aging well is all about taking care of yourself. We can still get out there, compete with the best of them and come out winners.

Do you have a story to share about someone who is aging well? Or maybe you want to share a story about your own comeback...or the story of the dog you love. Comment below.


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