So, my dad and stepmom have had a King Charles spaniel since she was a puppy; the decision was initially stepmom's, but dad's grown fond of the dog as well. Fast forward, and dad was moved into assisted living in March (Parkinson's, depression, some short-term cognitive issues, and now blood clots). Stepmom visits every day, and seems sorta/kinda inclined to move in; although she is being treated for cancer, she is in better shape physically and mentally than my dad. One of the obstacles to her moving in is the dog--it's not a dog friendly place. Around the same time dad went into the hospital for his blood clots in Feb., the dog--which has been having health problems for the past couple of years--had seizure. Part of me says I know they love the dog, but I think stepmom's absence at the AL facility is really rough on him--and some family members seem to think stepmom is sacrificing dad for the dog. With the dog as old as it is (and with the health problems), I'm not sure how feasible it is for someone else to take the dog on while stepmom moves in with dad. Thoughts? Is this a rock and a hard place?