Originally Posted by Speed Racer
You HAVE helped him by showing him love and compassion, but for some the best gift is to be let free from their pain and failing bodies.
That's why I put down, "Ro Go Bar", (1982-2009, RIP) at 27yo. He was getting more and more infirmed, and had given me 22 years of honest service. He was a babysitter and never bucked or misbehaved and threw anyone, even when his arthritis set in. When I bought him, at 7yo, he was athletic, and we took him everywhere.