Kira has had good days and bad days. But no matter how bad the day was for her, she always perked up when she got to go outside in the grass.
At this point she still had a lot of muscle mass in her front legs and chest but her back legs had started to atophi because of arthritis in her hips and knees.
The remarkable thing about dogs is that no matter how much they hurt, they seem to just go on about life and they seem to still look forward to the things they have enjoyed throughout their life. Despite how much it must have hurt to chase a ball, she still ran with all she had to find a ball. We would have to give her pain meds after playing outside because it was clear that once inside she would be in so much pain that she would whimper when trying to get around.