My little dog is nearly fourteen now. She is beginning to act her age. Even though she often acts like a puppy, and I know that fourteen is quite old for a dog. Lately, she has been sick a lot and it worries me. It seems that she is feeling well for a while, and then she is tired and sleeping all of the time. This has been happening for over three weeks now. I took her to the veterinarian, but he can’t seem to find anything wrong with her. He reminds me that she is getting up there in age. I know one thing for sure, and that is when I am not with her, I worry. I try to keep her as comfortable as I can. When I leave during the day, I make sure I keep the heating turned up for her. I know that when I don’t feel well, I always feel better when the heat is running, and I am warmer. I am hoping that the warmth of the furnace helps her also. For the past week, I have had the thermostat turned up to where I would feel comfortable, but it only helps for a while. I know that a lot of people don’t feel there is a need to give heating and air conditioning to their animals. They say they are animals and they are made to be out in the extreme weather. I guess it takes me the mommy of a small animal that makes you feel differently about their care and their need for HVAC.