We also had one of those... Our girl was 12, we recently had to put her down. She was hit by a car, broke her leg, had a rod and pins put in it. Was also shot by a hunter, but that old gal was stubborn too and survived both tragedies. She stayed strong through it all but at age 12 her battle wounds caught up to her.
Anyhow, it is nice to see more and more of these dogs living a long happy life. Thanks again, we all really appreciate you taking the time to share with us.