Thank you for the kind words Keith, Karen, and Chuck.
Karen, Simon was first diagnosed last May when I brought him in for his yearly check up. He was moving slower and I just thought it was his age. By chance I mentioned that his bark, at times, sounded hoarse. That is when my vet felt he had LP. I brought Simon to the UW Madison vet clinic in June and they confirmed it. I gave them his pedigree in which they found some similarities in other Labs they have seen with LP.
I don’t have any steps in my house other than the two to get on my back deck and into the house. One night, Simon lost his balance and fell on his back and couldn’t get upright. Just about broke my heart watching him thrash around. He was continually tripping and falling in the house. He just did not seem happy. I felt it was time to let him go and run free with the hopes that we will meet again.