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  •  Said goodbye to my twelve-year-old terrier in Jan. (12+ / 0-)

    A friend mentioned that a rule of thumb that goes: "By the time you start thinking about putting your pet down, you're already late".

    Ours had bone cancer, was taking painkillers daily and hopping around on three legs as we waited for the other leg to give out. But a day came when she wouldn't leave our sides, her posture seemed unusually tense and we realized that we hadn't heard her bark for weeks.

    When the vet administered the first sedative, we saw our dog "uncoiled" and relaxed, free from pain for the first time in months. I knew then that I had selfishly kept her too long.

    The final mercy is never easy, but it is our final act of love to them.

    “It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing
    he was never reasoned into” - Jonathan Swift

    by jjohnjj on Sat May 18, 2013 at 02:23:49 PM PDT

    •  It was hard to separate what might be due... (4+ / 0-)

      to old age i.e. the slowing down, more sleeping, etc. and what might be due to his ailments. But yesterday, I knew somehow that it was different: he did not come outside with me to get the paper and did not come to get his breakfast treat. Later last night, he was becoming increasingly wobbly on his feet. This morning when he collapsed outside, I knew what lay ahead.

      Just another faggity fag socialist fuckstick homosinner!

      by Ian S on Sat May 18, 2013 at 03:33:59 PM PDT

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