The Hammer has been getting lots of loving from people we do not know since she got sick. It is pretty easy to tell she is not right so people ask, "What's wrong with your dog?"
When I tell them they all go, "Aaaahhh." Then the Hammer rolls over and demands a good belly rub.
I have her on the medical marijuana and another drug the vet prescribed. The combination is doing all we can ask for: making her a little more comfortable and making it easier for both of us to enjoy what we hope will be many more last walks together.