MaryAnn, our 11 year old American Bulldog, was put to sleep this morning. She had been developing a problem with her back end, which my vet said was neurological damage from either slipped disc or cancer. She went downhill very quickly, from being slightly wobbly on her back legs a month ago to barely able to stand this week. We had been helping her in and out to the backyard, but other than that she just laid in her dog bed the rest of the time. We took her in for an exam on Wednesday and he kept her for two days and tried some treatments, but she wasn't improving and the prospects didn't look like she would. She was happy and pain free right to the end.
MaryAnn was my husband's dog - we got her from my sister when she was about a year old. We've lost two of our three dogs within a month. It feels very lonely at our house right now but Roxy is getting lots of attention.