Hi Sheri and Kerry,
Thanks for your kind words and suggestions. We went to the vet this morning and decided to try her on a low dose of Rimadyl. Otherwise, he's pleased with how she is doing and how she looks. That's good. The theory is that it is probably pain she's reacting to. She's such a stoic dog. I hope it helps.
We don't want to sedate her b/c at her age it could also repress other functions. So hopefully,we all get some relief, particularly her.
I wonder too, my father has been hospitalized since late November and I wonder if she isn't stressed because of a change in me. She is certainly connected and I'm sure she senses my fear and unease. (She's such a sensitive girl).
Kerry, I love how you work with those kitties...I know what you mean about the aggression thing. The little guy Steven found last Christmas will mix it up with the dogs! He's got the younger one running from his own bed when he comes to lie down, the stinker. Maybe flower remedies are in order for him!
Take Care, Talk soon,