SurrealLife saidI was with our black german shephard when she was put down in 1985 (see my RJ photo). A very sad occasion. My brother could not stay he was balling his eyes out. He gets very emotional over pets dying.
Jprichva is going through a very tough time with his health, this must be making things more difficult for him.
It is hard to explain to people that have never had pets, what a great joy they bring to a person. Like a member of the family.
i'm the same way with my pets, i had a rescued sheperd growing up as well, and one night she had a stroke (we think) and for about a week she couldn't move, my parents paid extra to have the vet come to our house to put her down, and i took a nap like 30 minutes before the vet came cause i couldnt handle it, im getting teary eyed right now because of her
And we had to put down our black lab who was . . 14 years old in December i live like 7 hours away from home tho so i just got a phone call about a week before and they day of :/
And i'm about to buy my first pet of my own since leaving home (black short haired female kitty) and im already like omg what am i gonna do when she dies, and i havnt even met her yet?!?!