my fatehr has an old hound, probably 13 or 14, i visited there recently, and he just looked so OLD, and by old i mean O-L-D! his face was white, he walked slow, he cant jump on high beds anymore...my dad and him are like "brothers", and i know he loves him a lot...hes been in our family since he was 8wks old...but i worry he is beginning to "suffer" and i remember our old labrador, and we put her down around 13 yrs, but she also had massive strokes the last yr and we felt we were being "selfish" by keeping her around for our own leisure...when do you think "enough is enough" and what would you do in this situation? copper seems over all "happy", but i worry his legs bother him, and he smells awful (that "hound smell" amplified) regardless of how much my dad bathes him.
my father has a 6 yr old dalmatian as well, so without copper, he is not completely left without, but still, copper has been his companion for over a decade.
Answer by mommys2cupcakes at 1:41 PM on Jun. 5, 2012
Answer by LoveBuggsMommie at 2:06 PM on Jun. 5, 2012
Answer by IheartTea at 2:46 PM on Jun. 7, 2012
I truly feel like when they are ready- they will find a way to let us know..
Answer by daisyb at 4:39 PM on Jun. 13, 2012