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DomLuka

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The deed is done. Last Saturday morning as I went to let the dogs out, I noticed one of them wasn

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Well, shit ... now I'm totally bawling my eyes out. :,( I've always thought that I'm a pretty strong person, but I don't think I could have done that ... either making that kind of decision or being there to watch it happen. And I can't tell you whether it was right or wrong. I honestly don't know. Animals are very sensitive, though, and I'm sure she knew that what you did was out of love for her, and even if you look back now and wish you could have spent more time with her, I'm sure she always knew that she held a special place in your heart.

 

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Hey D -

 

It's natural to wonder if you did the right thing or not, but sometimes you have to make the best choice you can, with whatever you have to work with. If you acted out of love, you can't possibly have gone wrong.

 

Thanks for helping us to remember to savor the time we have with those we love.

 

Love,

Dez

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Dom-

 

You did the right thing. My old friend Booger the cat got dreadfully sick from kidney failure in Nov 2002. The kidney failure killed him. I had him put to sleep to save him the misery.

 

I still miss Booger, he was great. He was a wise old cat at 16. I named him after the character from Revenge of the Nerds. Unlike many cats, Booger was one of the guys. He would hang out and cut up with us.

 

He had seasonal allergies and sneezed mighty wet, snotty sneezes during the spring. One of my favorite memories of Booger is when two cute Mormon guys came to the door. I went to the door and Booger went to investigate our visitors who pet him and commented on what a nice cat he was. ;)

 

Booger then hauled off and sneezed blowing chunky boogers on their navy blue slacks. :lmao:

 

I'm going to have to work that into a story somehow.

 

:hug:

 

JS

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Been there and done that. :( It sucks dude, because of the fact you can't tell what they would have wanted. It's never easey but I think you did the right thing. Actually I'm certain of it. Even with that I'm sorry for your loss and I know you will never really come to terms with what you had to do.

 

Like the saying goes, "It's crual to be kind and kind to be crual."

 

Thinking of you,

 

Bard :music:

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Reading your post reminded me of our little cocker - Lucky. He was a first class mut and we loved him. But cancer ravaged his little body and one night it was just too much. Holding him in my arms, we took him to the vet - at 10 pm. Truly a kind and understanding man. I held Beauty in my arms while the vet administered the shot and I told him that we loved him. He went to sleep peacefully and without any discernable pain.

 

Ah, would that we humans could so love one another instead of fighting and hating.

 

Good for you, for the love you showed your dog, for the memories you won't forget.

 

Thank you for helping me remember our familly's best friend.

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Dom,

I would not ever want to do this to any family member. And I am sorry you lost her. You were wonderful to her. Animals tend to feel our energy and unlike humans to live are better at living in the now. I think that all the time you spent with her since bringing her to your house made her happy. Your being with her as she went off to the rainbow was probably the best way to leave. I hope you can remember the good you brought to her more than what you felt you did not.

Magda

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Think of it this way Dom, in her final months you gave her a slice of happiness by living with you again, just as she did when you were younger. She probably felt like old times and was happier than ever, right up to her passing.

 

I just did the math, and it seems that my own dog is almost ten years old now, and has been on arthritis medication for a couple of years now. Though, he still has just as much spunk in his body as he did seven years ago when first picked him up from an animal farm not too far from here. He's still our doorbell (lol) and still lets us know quite violently (some deep scratches in the carpet from his racing claws) when he has to pee. He's got many more years to come, but I think when his time comes, I'll act exactly as you have... give him until he shows pain. I've put down one dog already (I was less than two years old) and am not looking forward to another.

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I had to put my 13 year old german shepherd down yesterday so I completely understand. It sucks. My mom came upstairs and told me to go say goodbye to her but how the hell do you say goodbye to your dog? I feel like I betrayed her. If you feel anything like I do right now I'm so so sorry.

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I had to put my 13 year old german shepherd down yesterday so I completely understand. It sucks. My mom came upstairs and told me to go say goodbye to her but how the hell do you say goodbye to your dog? I feel like I betrayed her. If you feel anything like I do right now I'm so so sorry.

 

 

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