(Closed) putting a pet to sleep :(

posted 9 years ago in Pets
Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@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
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461 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

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 # 22
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

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
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Helper bee

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.

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