Hello friends, I have some news about our Joy and her devoted hubby, CW. Joy has been in the hospital for a while due to fluid building up in her legs. Her kidneys are bad, only about 26% working, but not yet bad enough to start dialysis. She and CW visited a Retirement home yesterday. Joy will be admitted soon. CW will follow after the house is sold. Their son who lives next door doesn't want CW to also go the home. CW's answer was, <span style='font-family: Arial Black'>"What would I do with Joy not here with me?"</span> Joy, of course, is understandably sad about this; CW is trying hard to be positive. Their daughter went to the home with them, and gals who worked there were outside when the three of them met. CW said the workers recognized their daughter and when they were told that Joy and CW were thinking about coming there, all the workers gave Joy and CW a big welcoming hug. CW was very touched by this. The retirement home is in their hometown. Besides the obvious physical care and health benefits for both, CW says there are many activities there, church services, movies, entertaining groups that come in regularly, even trips to the local casino. They both worry about their 3 year old little dog. No one in the family will take Susie because of her occasional little poops in the house. Their humane society only keeps them a short while, then they euthanize. I told Bill that I would check the internet for no kill rescue. If anyone else has ideas, please post. I also advised him to tell ther nurses and workers that come to their home to check with their friends for a good home for little Susie. I had the pleasure of meeting Joy and CW in person in April. Their devotion and love for each other is truly an inspiration. We had such a long talk, and what a wonderful visit it was! It was so good to finally meet Joy and Bill. I think Joy and I held hands most of the time. We could hardly stop talking long enough to take a breath!! Sure felt like we were long lost sisters! I also met their sweet little pup. I do hope arrangements can be made for someone close to them to take the pup and bring her to the home for visits. I do believe this is in both their best interests and that they will be able to spend quality time with each other and that worrying about t will be the hardest part. But still I know I can not begin to fathom just how difficult this will be for them.