At my house it is the dog!
I posted that on Facebook and a friend back East commented that it was her cat who had one. Very thankful for veterinary medicine and a thoughtful, competent vet who looks carefully for the right solutions carefully for the dog's medical problems but doesn't push any treatment after carefully explaining our options and the pros and cons.
That being said, we are adding a 4th pill to her daily regime (plus a once a month shot and prescription food) to hopefully keep her happy and bouncy despite significantly worsening kidney disease indicators.
I've said it before but she really is a sturdy little medical miracle. She survived abuse as a pup, developed Addison's disease at 3 1/2 but a different and equally wonderful vet in Atlanta diagnosed that and got her on treatment and thriving before it was too late. Now she is 12 1/2 and we are still treating Addison's plus kidney disease and high blood pressure. She also is sleeping a lot more and I just realized she may be "leaking" pee during the night because she is so sound asleep for so long. Toddler bed washable pads to the rescue there.
We do know that she is on borrowed time but as long as she is happy and feeling ok we are enjoying her as we have for the past 11 years. We needed her and she needed us. Our home will feel empty once she is gone but for now all is well.
"Now stop writing and throw the stuffed lamb toy please Mom! I love to chase after it and play a game with you."