My old dog, Alice, is 14, 98 in dog years and I'm considering putting her down. I know that ultimately this is my decision, but I'd like to hear about your experiences and views. She is virtually blind, can't hear, she has dimentia, so she's not always sure where she is and she paces around. (medications, both Rx and homeopathic haven't helped) She doesn't show any signs of happiness (no affect). She's got indestinal problems due to kidney failing. And she has a lot of trouble getting up...to the point that there are times that she cannot and her legs slide out to the side and she's stuck there. And the vet says that that hurts her. I rescued her 8 years ago... she was abandoned. I love her so much and that's really why I'm so torn and want to make the right decision for her. My vet has said that animals live in the present and don't think about the good olde years when they chased rabbits and played. I'm inclined to agree with her. What's been your experience?