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    Being begged by my best friend to be the one to insert the syringe into her dog.
    8 year old Gidget the Staffy has been showing symptoms of Cushing's Disease, and it isn't looking good.
    Please send your best wishes to Gidget and her family and hope all goes well tomorrow...

    But then theres the good side!
    We had a 1 year old Beagle mix that we named Hoover come in after being found on the street. He had a severly broken leg, so bad it had to be amputated. We were informed today that the little tripod was adopted
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    Best wishes for Gidget

    Great for Hoover to have been adopted!

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    Best wishes to them.

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    I know the feeling Myf. I actually injected and euthanased one of my own dogs some years back. It killed me but at the same time I wanted him to feel he was with me when he passed and not a Vet standing in front of him. RIP Horse.
    A pessimist sees the glass as half empty;
    An optimist sees the glass as half full;
    A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.

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    Aww Myf, know how you feel.

    If Gidget's test results come back affirmative and it is Cushing's Disease; and if your friend makes the decision to PTS, try and look at it this way...

    Who better to end Gidget's pain and suffering? Who better to be there with both Gidget and your friend to the very end? There is no-one better than yourself at that moment.
    Do you understand??? *hugs to you*

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    Aw thanks everyone.
    Im on the desk today, but when Gidget comes in at 1:00 I'll do a swap.
    Anne, thats so much better than I could ever do. I think I would find it physically impossible to pull the plunger...
    Lovely words DA, thankyou
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    I could do the plunger. My last gift of love.

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    I would know its the right thing too do. But when you're there, you look at them, and they're alive, and you look at the syringe, and thats the thing thats gonna take them away from you. I spose I'd become uncontrolably selfish.

    The only one I ever cried over was a ginger stray cat was brought in after being hit by a car.
    It didn't move except for when it had seizures or vomited. It would soil itself and it would run all through its matted hair.
    Our head vet wanted to put it to sleep when it first arrived, but i begged him to give it a go. It deserved some attention for once in its life.
    Everyday, I was the one to take the half dead, floppy, un-loved cat out of the cage, wash it, clean out the cage and lay it back down.
    It was kept alive for 4 days until it finally passed on its own.
    I regret it now, I wish we had just put it to sleep in the first place. But at the time, I'm sure you know the feeling when there just has to be something you can do for it. I just broke down when it died. I had put so much effort into it. I think I was just overwhelemed(sp?)
    Poor thing, didn't even have anyone to say they loved him and they would miss him before he died.
    The animals that arn't leaving anyone important behind is one of the hardest. Never loved, never cared for..
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    It would be so hard. I am in the position here that with a vet an hour away, with a mortally injured animal the kindest option would be a bullet, rather than getting into a car with them and a long drive to prolong their suffering.

    This has happened once. A dog accidently run over, hubby got the rifle and I spoke soothingly to the dog as hubby came in behind him. I am so proud of myself that I waited till it was over to totally break down. Very hard but I knew he had no chance of living and was dying.

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    That would be incredibly hard Di.
    Except some say that a bullet is actually a lot easier on the dog, but it doesn't pay much respect.
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