Description: At this point, both Westies are well over 13 years old.
The big boy (this photo) has Cushing's Disease, has started "sundowning," has an anxiety disorder and some cognitive issues. He requires hand-feeding now.
The little girl (next photo) is in better health but is an "alpha doggess" West Highland White Terrorist. The boy has become terrified of the girl, which makes her sometimes act out more aggressively.
Both were extremely ill in January, 2016 and he required two nights at the vet on an IV. It's clear that "the Circle of Life" is coming around for them but no one knows when the culmination will be. Their care brings surprises, ongoing time and effort, and occasional large expense.