I think it's time to put my dog to sleep.

  • Sportsfan1

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    Dec 05, 2012 11:24 PM GMT
    I will be thinking of you. This is one of the toughest decisions you will ever have to make. Just know that you are doing the right thing for your beloved Serena. She will just go to sleep knowing you loved her enough to end her discomfort. God Bless you and keep you strong!
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    Dec 05, 2012 11:34 PM GMT
    It's without a doubt the most difficult thing you'll do, but it's a decision reached because of love and ultimate concern for your dog.

    Like many here, I went through the same thing. As my dog got older, my main concern was knowing it was the right time. And my dog, wonderful as she was, let me know. Knowing it was time was the most incredible gift I've ever received.

    I had her cremated and her ashes are in a cedar box on a shelf in my bedroom. Although it's been over 8 years, I still say goodnight to her each night before I go to bed.

    All of our thoughts are with you. You have our love.
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    Dec 05, 2012 11:38 PM GMT
    My thoughts and prayers to you pal. I had to put my best buddy, shep/husky down back in February, a week before my birthday. Ive always loved each one of my dogs so much ....but there is always that "special one." He and I interacted better than most folks. Like my spitz who lived to be 21, they loved me unconditionally and although I knew I was doing the right thing when they both "let me know" it was time to let them go.....it was so hard. My vet, a family friend was there for me also - which helped a great deal. I still have both their ashes as i have not yet scattered them. I'm going to do that when the time is right. It took me 8 months to get another dog - a rescue animal, and I know she was meant to come to me. She is wonderful, and loves me unconditionally. I know my other dogs are happy that she is with me also.

    When the time comes - know that your dog does know - even up till their last breath - that you love her with all of your heart, and know that she will be running across the Rainbow Bridge with all the other dogs before her.

    Take care!
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    Dec 06, 2012 2:55 AM GMT
    "Near this Spot
    are deposited the Remains of one
    who possessed Beauty without Vanity,
    Strength without Insolence,
    Courage without Ferosity,
    and all the virtues of Man without his Vices.

    This praise, which would be unmeaning Flattery
    if inscribed over human Ashes,
    is but a just tribute to the Memory of
    BOATSWAIN, a DOG,
    who was born in Newfoundland May 1803
    and died at Newstead Nov. 18, 1808.

    When some proud Son of Man returns to Earth,
    Unknown by Glory, but upheld by Birth,
    The sculptor’s art exhausts the pomp of woe,
    And storied urns record who rests below.
    When all is done, upon the Tomb is seen,
    Not what he was, but what he should have been.
    But the poor Dog, in life the firmest friend,
    The first to welcome, foremost to defend,
    Whose honest heart is still his Master’s own,
    Who labours, fights, lives, breathes for him alone,
    Unhonoured falls, unnoticed all his worth,
    Denied in heaven the Soul he held on earth –
    While man, vain insect! hopes to be forgiven,
    And claims himself a sole exclusive heaven.

    Oh man! thou feeble tenant of an hour,
    Debased by slavery, or corrupt by power –
    Who knows thee well must quit thee with disgust,
    Degraded mass of animated dust!
    Thy love is lust, thy friendship all a cheat,
    Thy tongue hypocrisy, thy words deceit!
    By nature vile, ennoble but by name,
    Each kindred brute might bid thee blush for shame.
    Ye, who perchance behold this simple urn,
    Pass on – it honors none you wish to mourn.
    To mark a friend’s remains these stones arise;
    I never knew but one – and here he lies."

    Lord Byron
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    Dec 06, 2012 7:56 AM GMT
    Thanks guys. I didn't expect o get such a huge response. I just thougt writing ut out might help me some, But the love and thought that all have you expressed are sweet and thoughtful.

    Thank you for your wishers and shared memories

    brendan
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    Dec 09, 2012 1:11 AM GMT
    Put my frenchie to sleep two months backs. Tough thing. Thoughts with you. Hugs