Post # 17
@fancypants: i just noticed the pug in your picture…too cute, there is just something about pugs that is so special
and thank you to everyone again. we did it yesterday and even though I knew it would be hard, it is worse than I thought. I’ve already broken down hysterically a few times and I just miss him so much…I guess I will just wait and eventually it will get easier.
Post # 18
@jbird: I just went through this on Saturday – my parents had to put down our (almost) 19 year old cat. I went to visit her one last time to say goodbye on Friday night and it was a cry fest. But, she wasn’t doing well – you could tell it was time.
Like I told my mom – you want to make sure that the pet isn’t in pain and that you have happy memories of them (not that you let them linger so long that all you remember is the incontinence and misery).
So on 11/6, my kitty went to sleep. When I got home on Friday night, I told my other cat that she’s never allowed to die. Damnit – I’m tearing up right now!
Post # 19
I had to put my 11 year old great dane down on February 8th of this year. We did it at home, she was laying in my bed. It destroyed me. I still think about her every day and I usually shed tears at lest once a week. Before my Fiance, she was the love of my life. I couldn’t imagine life without her, and I certainly wouldn’t have gotten through it without her.
I wrote about the experience here
We haven’t yet gotten another pet, yet. I’m still not ready. 🙁
It’s not easy. Not at all….and I’m so very sorry for the hurt you’re experiencing <3
Post # 20
I highly recommend sedation before the actual killing shot. It makes things a whole lot easier. Having an animal sanctuary, it is a very sad part of caring for animals that I have had to do too many times. I always thank the animal for sharing their love and life with me and I make sure that “I love you” is the very last thing that they hear…
Post # 21
@bluespurrs: Yes, our vet gave him a shot of general anesthesia first. He was already sleeping so I guess it made it easier too because that shot just put him more to sleep before the rest of it – what I mean is that we did not have to see any changes in him because he was already sleeping, if that makes sense. I am comforted that my mom and I were petting him, holding his head, and talking to him the whole time. Even though it was really hard for us I know it was better for him.
@TerraWellness: i love that picture, it is so sweet. I’m so sorry for your loss. It really is so hard.
Post # 22
This post is making me cry. :*(
I have a ten year old husky and though I know he can’t be with me forever, it hurts me to think that one day, I’ll have to be without him. He’s seen me through everything.
Hugs to you. Please take care.
Post # 23
Oh I’m so sorry to hear this. My parents dog was my favorite. He was my angel, my everything. He was hit by a car 🙁 I cried. for. days. I’m sorry you have to go through this.
Post # 24
I am so sorry to hear this. I am sending LOTS of hugs your way. When I had to put my childhood dog Dallas down I cried for day, weeks maybe even. I hope it gets a little easier everyday for you.