When I came home from my recent trip, roommate Deb said, "I don't think I can take another week of this." Our house dog, Malika - deaf, blind, arthritic, and incontinent - has now almost entirely lost her ability to stand.
She's also mostly nocturnal, and her nighttime attempts to get up end in panting, whining, and eventually barking in frustration. Even with a little help she just walks in circles and falls down. Nobody in our house is getting consistent sleep now, and there doesn't seem to be much we can do to make life better for ol' Malika.
We're putting her to sleep. Have an appointment at the vet's Tuesday afternoon at 3:30. Deb is really sad. The three of us have been housemates for more than a decade.