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    Quote Originally Posted by Princely View Post
    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)
    Bloody Marley and me...........just saw a add for it coming on T.V somtimes this week. I refused to watch it as it was on just after i lost Scooby. The wife was balling. Looks like a good movie but i'll never watch it now. Some episodes of 'The littlest Hobo' would set me off as a kid. A hero dog saves you, loves you, then just walks away down the road.....got me every time.

    I must admit it takes me about 15 minutes to type out any story relating to Scooby...gets hard to see the screen somtimes. Jeez i'm a bloody softy


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    I don't think there was a dry eye in the cinema when I went and saw it. I had to poke some fun at everyone crying to stop myself from doing the same!!

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    I have never watched Marly ...i just know I am to emotional for that, I am useless at animal movies....I want happy movies, where I can laugh
    Pets are forever

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    Marley and Me is excellent. I didnt cry though but I dont really cry ever.

    OH gets pissed off because he reckons th eonly time I show any emotion is when it comes to my dogs...I tell him to suck it up I just love them more than him (jokes for that last bit) LOL

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    god there are olny two dog movies that made me cry one marley and me two red dog with that it was like god dam it dont cry kassie dont cry ar i cant help it it just reminde me of ruby to much and i was crying for like 4 hours im a bloody softie
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    god when my mums horse died mum was crying and dad said i bry you a new horse and mum said i have had him longer than i had you
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    Almost all my dogs, sheep, cats, get put down in the back of my van. I live too far away for her to come to me, which would be the ideal. The vet comes out to the van and often, I've gone down her backyard and sobbed and then I suck it up and go back up to the car. On the way, I buy salami, hot roast chicken, cheese, anything that they love... Sheep get lollies, etc and the dogs lay in my lap or when big, with head on my lap and I talk to them and stroke them and pass them all the forbidden naughties... The car is swimming in the smell of roast chicken... and they get their leg trimmed a little, and when the needle goes in, they are nibbling warm, moist roast chicken, (it's mostly roast chicken, in these moments...) and when they actually die, often there is still the last mouthful of chicken they were chewing, as they felt dizzy and sleepy... and the vet checks and says it's over and I check about 20 times and then I sit in the back of my van, with a little body or a big head in my lap and rock back and forth and sob. Then I go back down the vet's backyard and sob some more and then I go home. I take them home and although I know it's quite mad, I won't bury them until the next day and all the dogs say farewell. Whatever it cost me, I would be there if physically possible and we all feel as tho' our hearts will burst or explode but most of us suck it up and hold it together because this is not about US but about our beloved and devoted dog. If I pay more in pain, to be there, so be it. But I would pay FAR more, until my dying day, to know I walked away and let my sick, dying anxious dog watch me walk away. I once rang a new vet in the district, when my vet was away, and she said that she insisted all animals were left with her, to be put down, held (down?) by her farrier husband. Astounded, I said I'd go elsewhere. If the dog is unconscious, I wipe some roast chicken juices on their noses and put some roast chicken skin in their mouths, hoping that wherever they are in their heads, they are suddenly dreaming of a perfect day, when they found a roast chicken on their favorite walk...

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