(Closed) End of my old dog's life

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
14498 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Sorry lady, I know how hard it is to make this choice but you are making the right one, but that doesn’t make it any easier.  ((HUGS))

Post # 4
693 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

This is so sad.

I’m right behind you. Mine is 12-DH keeps trying to convince me it’s time..but I can’t yet. 

All you can do is give them a good life.

Post # 5
8487 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

*hugs* Its definitely not an easy decision to make, but its the right one.

Post # 6
578 posts
Busy bee

Poor Snickers. It sounds like it’s time to let him go. It hurts like heck saying goodbye to a pet, but I hope you can find peace in knowing that you’re making the right decision.

Post # 7
4014 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m so so sorry 🙁 Thank you for giving him a life he never in his wildest doggie dreams thought he would have! Hugs to you and Snickers

Post # 8
1695 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I am so sorry you are going through this. It sounds like Snickers had a wonderful life with you. I will pray for you during this difficult time. 

Post # 9
620 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I’m so sorry. I can feel the pain in your post, and I know how pets can be so dear to us, no different from a human loved one or a family member. Hugs!

Post # 10
6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014


I am so sorry. But I think you’re right; it is time if he is suffering.  It’s going to be really hard, but you gave him so much better a life than he would have had without you.

Post # 11
7 posts
  • Wedding: April 2013

I feel for you. We had to free our baby (cat-also Snickers) of his suffering 4 months ago. It’s a difficult thing to do but we have commited to do the best thing for our fur babies throughout their years which painfully includes making the decision you have to make. Having searched for any words to heal my broken heart I know there isn’t much I can say to make it better. Just know that it will get easier in time.Bless your heart for giving him a wonderful life. There’s a nice poem called Rainbow Bridge if you believe in that kind of thing. I do and it did make me cry but today it makes me smile.

Post # 12
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

OK I feel where you are.  Really I do.  I had a Rott/ Shepp mix that lived to 15.  I knew it was time  to bring him in, but hesitated.  Finally, on last day he fliped his own dish over to tell me it was time.  I felt bad I let it go that long.  Dogs are amazing.  I have always a pack of dogs.  I honesty dont feel like I had a loss (even though it has been 9 months) bc I still feel like Mr. Bear is with me.  But it is unfair to let them suffer, so as soon as you know you can be a big girl and let go, then it is the time.  I thought we would wait a few months before we filled the spot in our pack, but honestly, I couldn’t gp 4 days.  I felt like mr bear was telling me to give his home to a new dog from the pound who never had a family.  When we went to adopt a new friend, they gave us ANOTHER DOG NAMED BEAR!!  we had to call him little bear to distinguish, but all is well.  Circle of life.  ANother dog deserves you, and your current friend really sint going anywhere in a piritual sense. 

Post # 13
1064 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am so sorry ..my beloved 11 years old Epagneul Breton died in my arms and it was the most awful and most corageous thing i ever did. It’s about love in the end. We don’t want our loved ones to suffer and we couldn’t bear to hear and see him suffer so much to to cancer so finally we decided and i was the one who took him to the vet. It was in my arms that my beloved Leo had his last breath, it was my tear stained face we watched for the last time. I embraced him and stayed with him awhile after it was gone, crying and i miss him to this day. It’s hard but it’s part of life. Hugs!

Post # 14
441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011 - St. Joseph's Parish, Seattle Tennis Club

Poor little buddy. It definitely sounds like it is his time, but I know this is so tough 🙁 Big hugs to you and him. It sounds like he has had a wonderful life with you! Big hugs and doggie kisses. 

Post # 15
617 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@lorie: I’m sorry you have to go through this.  I wish I had something helpful to say, but  just like many of the others, we are going through a similar thing with one of our dogs right now, so the only thing I can do is sympathize

Post # 16
2607 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

This is definitely the hardest part of pet ownership.  The depend on us to make this kind of decision, and it’s so hard… you just want them to live forever, but as you know, you have to balance the desire to never let go, with the responsibility of ensuring they’re never in pain, never suffer.

I feel like taking that pain upon ourselves as pet owners is essentially how we pay them back for their years of unconditional love.  

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