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Thread: Dealing with the end of life!

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    All sad stories, but they all show that the animals you guys own are lucky..Lucky to be loved and cared for. even if we have some shortfalls, it was mainly they were loved

    This is a sad thread, but good to know so many people care and love their pets.......That makes me feel better
    Pets are forever

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    Sammy can't die and really that's all there is to it.

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    Sadly, the only pet that might outlive us is a tortoise
    Pets are forever

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    Quote Originally Posted by newfsie View Post
    Sadly, the only pet that might outlive us is a tortoise
    Or a cockatoo...

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    I like your outlook Bottles

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    Quote Originally Posted by newfsie View Post
    Sadly, the only pet that might outlive us is a tortoise
    one of the vet nurses told me that her dad (a farmer) would say the biggest mistake God made was to not make our dogs live as long as us. I'm not religious but I cant argue with that

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    I think that people will cope the best they can, with what resources they have at the time. Sometimes that means being physically in same space, sometimes not.

    It is not for us, to instill sanctions on correct behavior at the end of our loved pets life. As long as you can hand on heart say you did the best you could at the time. I am fine with that.

    A distraught owner, sobbing and becoming hysterical, is NOT the best scenario to put a dog to sleep in. A calm nurse, would be better in this situation, than having your dogs last moments be ones of panic/fear/crying owner etc.

    People who lose their loved pets are grieving. Why so hard limit setting for grievers guys? You should do this, you shouldnt do that. Give grievers a break here, you should cope the best way you can, that's it. Nothing more or less. Not come here and be given a hard time for how another has judged you lacking at the end!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowdog View Post
    one of the vet nurses told me that her dad (a farmer) would say the biggest mistake God made was to not make our dogs live as long as us. I'm not religious but I cant argue with that
    It's really not fair. When I think of how much Sammy has learned about me (and I about him) in just 2 years - well imagine what he could achieve with 50...

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    best thing a friend ever said to me.

    "i want to go where the dogs do"

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    It's funny really, when I read threads like this I start to well up with tears, thinking about the dogs I have now and what I would do when the time comes, and thinking about the dogs I've had in the past. There is something about the innocence of our dogs and the relationship and bond we form with them coming to an end that really tugs at my heart strings, sometimes even moreso than our human ones. I'm willing to bet I'm not the only one either - the only time I have seen my OH cry is at the end of Marley and Me.

    My family and I had a shih tzu that was getting quite old. He had slowed down, his hearing was diminishing and he wasn't the dog he once was. But I knew it wasn't his time to go. My mother and my sister took him to the vets to be put down while I was at work one day. I was livid. I still haven't forgotten that day and I wished I could have been there for my mate when he passed.

    I still feel guilty about it to this day, and when the time comes for Prince, I'll be there.

    (OH is going to wake up and wonder why I've been bawling my eyes out LOL)

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