|Barked: Sun Dec 9, '07 9:31pm PST |
|I think its one of the hardest decisions to make ever, because they are such faithful and loyal family members. If they weren't, the decision wouldn't be so hard. My family had to put down our 14 year old Bichon this past May and it was one of the worst days of my life. Dogs will fight to the end and try not to act weak as its not in their nature. Especially if your dogs are on any kind of pain pill for their pain, it will mask some of their real pain so it will make that decision that much harder. But know that we do get to make that decision for our pets and put an end to their suffering and that is the final gift we can give them. I would like to believe on that final day when we were with Nipper, he saw the pain in all of our eyes as we held him and he was put to sleep. But not only the pain of sadness, the love we had and will always have for him and he left us in comfort. I would say if you are strong enough to be there with your pets I would be. That way you can hug him and give him as much comfort as possible. I hate even thinking of that day and hate thinking of ever going through it again but than again its a part of life when you have pets and I wouldn't give up my babies now. I know Nipper is at rest and we had 14 great years even if he was a pain some times.
Hopefully when the time comes it is a bit more easier for you. I'm always around here if you need a friend. Lara
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