I've been giving Sarah a long life even though she stopped being able to walk some time ago. '
She's had a healthy appetite, for food, for life more generally. Having a companion at my feet as I kicked back in the big chair, was archetypally satisfying.
However she's gone downhill rather precipitously in the last few days and I think it's time for compassionate end of life care i.e. it's time to take her to the vet to be euthanized. I have some pain killers but that's a stop gap. She's clearly become more miserable, not to mention skeletal.
Most people would have put her down months earlier. A judgement call.
Thank you Sarah, for your long life with our family and all you contributed to our world.
You've been a fantastic dog.