Adopting a senior dog in my opinion is a very noble act.
I think it reveals things about your character.
First, I can tell you're not easily taken in by outward appearances. You know not all that glitters is gold, and that not all gold glitters.
You're probably not entirely selfish, and we could most likely be friends.
You might be one of the true animal lovers and probably don't understand it when people stop at the roadside puppy stands and then months later, lose interest in their purchase.
You know the puppy wrinkles will smooth out, the breath will only get worse, and yet the dog will still need water and expensive food. Just pray you don't have to go "grain free."
You know it's all part of growing old together. You think, "Maybe I'm not all that great, either."
But you'll never hear it from your dog, who is excited when you return from getting the mail. Elated when you have a meal together, happy enough to sit at your feet while you read a book.
The aging process in a dog is quicker than in you and me.
It is exhibited in achy joints, rotting teeth, the emergence of other health issues, sleepiness, and later - incontinence and heartbreaking death in your arms.
But you do it because you know we're responsible, and you're a good person.
Remember, puppies are hard.
An old dog just wants a scratch on the head, a soft bed and to love you unconditionally.