Jun 03, 2009 6:33 PM GMT
After fourteen years, the time has come for me to let my beautiful Chelsea pass on. I just wanted to share with people the fact that there are compassionate veterinarians who will come out to the house - administer an initial shot of something to calm your pet and remove any pain there might be - and then a little later, while you're holding and petting your beloved pet - the final shot is given. This kind of vet. will take your pet away for cremation, then on another day you receive the cremains. I'm one of those who believe in Heaven - and that we'll see our pets (and friends/family) again someday. (It may seem cornball to some, but it helps me.) When a pet will no longer eat and has trouble walking - it is time to say "goodbye". Today is that day for me. This terrific dog has had a life of playing and running on long, green lawns; swimming; running beside me on my bike; hundreds of car rides in a convertible; and jet travel to a lot of places, sitting beside me in the plane. We've had a very good round. I'm sure she would want me to give her place in my life/home to another deserving pet - so I'll do that - and provide company for my other chow - Palmer. I just wanted everyone to know there are kind, humane ways to say goodbye to a beloved pet.