My hardest decision
December 7, 2008 11:09am CST
Tomorrow I will be taking my cocker spanial dog,Buddy to the vet to have him put to sleep.In one week he went from a very playfull,content dog to a shell of himself.Last weel he was diginoused as having anemia,low red blood cell count,temp. of 97 degrees,and more including a toumor inside his spleen.He did respond to the medication he was taken,but this morning his back legs gave out on him & he cannot urinate.I can only guess his age, my late wife & I got him from an animal shelter & were told he was not more than two years old,that was nine years ago.If I have some comfort in all this it is that we gave him some very good years or he would have been put to sleep years ago.All pet owners will at some time have to make some hard decisions,& I have had to do this before with other pets.I have asked my son & daughter in law to come over today to gather up his stuff,I can't bear to do this part.I will also ask my vet if he can come to my house and put him out of his suffering,he has done this before with one of my cats.I know that time will ease the pain I am going thru now,but I will always have fond memories.It is never easy.
• United States
11 Dec 08
I am so very sorry for your loss. It's a decision all of us who love our four-foot friends must make sooner or later. It is always hard. We both know that time eases pain, but in the meanwhile, try to think of all the joy you had together. Don't blame yourself for anything. We all do the best we can. Dogs and cats have shorter lives than people, but they give more joy in their short time with us than many humans do in a lifetime. My condolences go out to you. Swift wings, Buddy.