As a dog ages, it’s more prone to dwindling eyesight and a number of other complications depending on the breed. Older dogs can also develop cognitive dysfunction syndrome which is essentially dementia for dogs.
Similar to hungry children crowding the kitchen when dinner is about to commence, dogs will hang around you around the time of day when they know they’re going to be fed.
Thunderstorms and fireworks could also send your dog cowering around your ankles from time to time. Most dogs are frightened by both of these loud noises and will often look to their owner for protection.
Dogs need stimulation and attention and without it, they can get incredibly boisterous and overbearing anytime you’re in the same room.
Your dog could be trying to show you something and it might do some good in unraveling the mystery to follow it to wherever it might want to take you.