I recently moved to the Bay Area from the Chicago suburbs. I never realized how much I would miss my dogs until listening to you. They may be insane, but I miss them, and they miss me.

The attached picture is of my Dachshunds on my bed.

My grandma has a similar story to you with her poodle, Buddy. He too was older than she thought; but he still made her happy; in spite of being nearly blind, loosing hair, and being toothless by the end.

Buddy and Sprite are now in a better place where they can play and have fun without worrying about old age, reduced eyesight, and other problems.

Ton from CA