I heard sad news from a friend. She said good-bye to her furry friend. I can't imagine how hard that was for her. I look at Tika and I see how much she is slowing down. She's 13. Stairs are a little bit of a challenge. No more jumping on the bed. She's all about sniffing the grass and walking at her own leisurely pace. She's all about comfort, relaxation, and snuggling. I can't tell you how much I love this dog.