Why does she hate going for walks? When she was younger, did she love them? Or she was ambivalent?Tonka & Race, sorry to hear about your critters. I guess I missed Tonka's story the first time around.
Both of my dogs are starting to show their ages, especially the little one. She *hates* going for walks and is so slow anymore, but still gets excited for treats and loves to snuggle, so... as long as she's more happy and comfortable than not, I won't do anything.
I completely agree with your attitude: so long as they're more happy than unhappy, I'll keep mine alive and with me.