Having 2 dogs & 2 cats could be a lot of work but they provide us with so much more. Ringo has claimed a kitchen corner as his and regardless of what's in there (cantaloupe, milk cartons, used table napkins, etc), that is his spot.
Hanna's Therapaw bootie seems to be helping her. The cushioned sole probably decreases the pain when she walks on hard surfaces. It is a hassle putting it on everytime we walk but hey, as long as she is pain-free, anything is doable.