My mom had to put her dog to sleep this morning.
We'd had her since I was 16 years old. We found her running around the neighborhood and after noone claimed her, we kept her!
She was probably almost 2 years old when we found her, making her about 16 years old today.
I'm sad, but she was in pretty bad shape when we last saw her in July/August.
Yesterday she just couldn't walk at all any more. Couldn't stand up or support her own weight.
It's really for the best that she's gone to doggie heaven.