Our old girl had to be put to sleep today. Sidney was a half Rott, half lab mix. She was 14. Her back legs had been giving her trouble. Then about two weeks ago they didn't work much at all. We had hoped she was going to come out of it like she had in the past. Unfortunately she lost complete use of her back legs. So it was time to do the right thing. It was one of the hardest things to do. She was the dog that would come up when you were upset and let you just rub her until you felt better. She didn't let anything bad happen to anyone when she was around. She protected easy child from difficult child 2. She scared away some people I didn't want at the house.