Here is our sweet dog Buddy! Yesterday I took him to the vet because he was in so much pain he could barely move. I thought he had re injured his hip(it was broken as a puppy). The vet did x-rays and found that Buddy has some pretty bad back problems. Something that can't be fixed with surgery, but can be helped with steroids and pain meds but it will be a problem for the rest of his life. They also found that he needs a left knee replacement. Since his right hip was broken as a puppy he has been using the left leg to protect the right hip and now his knee is in terrible shape. So, the big question we now face is how much work do we put into this dog to patch him together and what quality of life will he have from here on out. It was a hard day yesterday. Dogs like Buddy are rare, patient with the kids,calm and loving. I would hate to say goodbye.