Coulee has been forced to slow down for years. Her feet issues started 5 years ago now and she's been struggling with back pain for quite a few years as well. And I'm still not ready for it. You'd think by now it would just be the way things are, but mentally it's not. She only goes out a few times a week now which definitely helps and we no longer play in the house but she still gets play time in the backyard. I don't have trouble resisting letting her run and play as much as she'd like but it makes me sad every single time we go out.
But other than that, she's as healthy as she was 10 years ago. She still looks good, eats well, and enjoys barking at all the neighbourhood sights and sounds.