Over the past 6-12 months, Indy had pretty much lost his eyesight, hearing, and sense of balance. He staggered around, and mostly just walked between his two beds.
In his earlier years, Indy was a willful and ornery pup, to the extent his prime nickname was Little Bastard. He loved garbage. And he kept breaking into the cabinet where we stored garbage. Repeated attempts at upping the security failed, so Stacy, at the end of her wits, caught his escapades on a web cam.
For some reason, I can’t embed the video, but follow this link, and you’ll see an active and engaged dog with his wits about him. For all the frustration this caused (cleaning up garbage is not fun), this is the dog I remember.
He did a lot better than the dog scientists and the doorknob principle: http://www.tbi.univie.ac.at/research/tfs3.png
Sorry to hear
This made me smile. Thanks, Peter.