We are about at that point. Though he does not appear to be suffering .
He still has a very good appetite. He basically lives to eat.
He sleeps/naps most of the day, except at mealtime or when we take him out to Pee & Poo.
He can no longer climb stairs/steps that is why we now have ramp on the front porch.
A lot of his mobility issues relate to our slick hardwood floors,
when Dewey dog is on carpet or the lawn he moves about fine, slow but fine,
but on the hardwood flooring his rear feet get no grip and tend to slip out from under him.
He is at his worst when first getting up from bed, like his hind legs are asleep,
but after some massaging, he becomes more mobile.
Also Rimadyl pills tend to help with his mobility.
He gets around fairly well despite his cataracts and deafness,
(maybe he just refuses to listen to us anymore)
relying more on the nose to guide him.
When he has lost his appetite and/or no longer able to get around on his own, even with our help,
We will make that hard decision to ease his suffering,
but in meantime we will continue to see to his needs and pick up after his accidents.
We will all miss him when that time comes, including his cat brothers and sisters.