We are putting EbbyLou down late this afternoon. Her cartiledge is gone, and really all we can do for her is to continue giving her shots/pills for her condition. She avoids using one of her back legs. She has also for the last few weeks eaten off huge chunks of fur. If you have seen Steel Magnolias, think of the dog Rex who was missing fur due to the stress of the wedding prep.
Anyhoo - The Hubs called today - I cried while he talked to the vet receptionist. Ebby isn't that old, but her poor body was just not made right.
I do not know what we will do without her. She really is a great dog.