UPDATE: This was planned because his physical was scheduled for this month. I am not conniving to off my dog because he is blocking vacation.
My poor boy, Mac, is an old old dog. Sixteen? Seventeen? Today, I took him in to test his kidney function.
The kidney numbers are worse than ever before. In addition, his liver numbers are bad as well. Finally, he has arthritis. But his most important organ, his tail, is still wagging. I have determined he will carry on until that organ fails.
I told Gary tonight that since the tail still wags, we should take him in to the vet to have his kidney fluid treatment. This will be the second time he's had it. If it doesn't work, or if his low liver numbers become more of a concern, we'll just keep him in doggie hospice until his tail stops wagging.
Gary said, "Well, I'll wag the dog's tail myself, then."