My "pups" will all turn 7 next month. The gray has taken over their faces, and I see signs of limping, achey bones and excessive weight gain. Their momma will be 9 in September........ I found this site when my Dixie was pregnant. Ancient history. But the pups have been "chazzers" their whole lives. I have never had a lot of dogs affect me in the way these have. I will be heartbroken and depressed when they are gone. Dixie has already outlived her parents and all but 2 of her siblings. And my handicapped Daizy? They told me she wouldnt live a year.......So happy I did not put her down. My sons pup, Zeus, whom I now own, was neutered last Thursday. He is doing well, hope it works on his "issues". Just a few not so happy thoughts right now. I think it is this weather-UGH~!