Our dog Sadie lived almost to 15. Vestibular syndrome, arthritis, sight/hearing loss, and the onset of dementia chipped away her vitality over her final years.
For the last 4 1/2 years, she got around increasingly with the bike. From camping trips to errands about town, she was always happy experiencing the outdoors with me from her basket on 2 wheels. She was completely engaged in the sights, sounds, and the smells of everywhere we went on these rides. In the bike basket with me, speeding thru the woods, perhaps she felt as if she was running in the forest as she did in her youth. Watching her run as a young dog took my breath away. She was really that fast.
Rest in peace, sweet Sadie