Here is one of Travis' runs. I call this my "Blissfully Unaware Trial". He turned 10 years old a few days later, was sick by the end of the month, and then died several weeks later. At the time, I was very grateful for every trial. Eight, nine, and ten years old... you know that retirement is around the corner, but he never retired.
You just never know when it will be over. I have nothing to fuss about though. Few large dogs have careers that span to their 10th birthday. I just would have liked to have had a year or two of retirement with him. Good plan for Riley though!