YOU see them sleeping...and you watch to see if their sides are going to rise, wait..and pray that it does..then finally a big breath.. then you think..you wish that if they go, it would be in their sleep so you don't have to go through the whole sad affair of putting them down. Mary has good days of running and snorkling in the the water followed by a day of bowel trouble, and seemingly feeling bad. WE are having more and more of that. IT's so hard to have an old dog that you love so much, but you wish they weren't old and you wish you knew what to do but you don't. THis probably makes no sense at all unless you've been there. Please let today be a better day than yesterday. Not looking for sympathy, just whining and a little creeped out that i just thought she might be dead. IT doesnt' help that she was sleeping with her eyes open a little.