My poodle is winding down. He's still lively and happy, but moving slower, blind, etc. I've had him for four years now...I estimated his age about 15 when I found him shivering on the side of the road in the rain. Someone had just dropped him off in my neighborhood because he had some health issues (I assume). Saw him on the corner dripping wet in the rain. I drove around the block, pulled up to the curb and opened my car door. He jumped right in next to me and off we drove.