Well yesterday Daisy's day at the groomers did not go as we planned after a long period of standing to rid her of her everblowing coat her hind legs were weak and she was getting restless so we settled for the brushing and nail trim. The problem was steps to the bath. At home she has been having difficulty w/ the steps to the back yard off the deck. So today my husband and son are building her a ramp which should allow her easier access. Pictures to follow, Should be done by tonite and Ill be getting indoor outdoor carpet to put on it till we get something better for traction. She sees the vet in two weeks for her checkup and we will have to talk about daily meds for inflamationand pain . I guess i really have to face the fact that the she- devil dog who lept fences and walked the top of the couch has slowed down. Last night b/c it was hot she refused to lay anywhere but on the laminate floor under the fan and when we went out the last time was quite stiff making her misstep as she stepped to the gravel sidewalk.I know that I should not be surprised and that there has been so many facing much worse then Daisy and me but my husband and I both have fought tears multiple times this weekend. Everything Daisy has ever ran up against,(Parvo,fistulas and pancreatitis) she overcame but aging isnt the same. The next thing we will build is a ramp to our bed so she can look out the window and lay under the fan and then a ramp to the basement so she can get there easily this summer when its hot. Some will think Im crazy but I want her to have the same access to us and her home as she always has on her terms.Lucky is ten this year and the ramps could be needed again by him.Sometimes reality knocks lightly sometimes it just kicks in the door.