That's a long life for a dog. Yesterday we said good-bye to a very tired little mutt. I now understand completely - he was telling me that it was time to go.
The pooch charmed a lot of people during his long life. At a bridal shower this summer I was introduced as Festus' mom Yes, his (no-good) first owner named him after a character in Gun Smoke.
My motto stands - dogs give us their all - but I will now give more time to neglected DH and DGKs.