We have a very sad day coming. We’ve decided to put our 8 year old boston terrier, Darcy, to sleep. She’s had deteriorating health for the last several years and now has trouble controlling her back legs at all (they shake constantly, and she has trouble squatting, etc). In addition, she needs a regular mixture of pills and shots to keep various allergies and skin conditions at bay, not to mention continuing eye problems that make it hard for her to see (and which require eye drops…). Still, it is going to be very hard. I’m ok with it for hours at a time, and then suddenly it really gets me down. It will be the first passing of someone/something that has been very close to me for a very long time. I really hope that we don’t regret it after the fact and worry that maybe we did it too soon.