I Had to Put My Pet to Sleep

One of the hardest things you will have to do... 125 People

    One of our neighbors takes in stray cats.

    She has them fixed and vaccinated through a feral cat program. The day we moved in, one of her cats came over and introduced himself. He threw himself at our feet demanding a belly tub! That was our introduction to Rufus. He moved into our yard and our hearts. We loved him...
    Nuovinzi Nuovinzi
    46-50, F
    May 18, 2014

    My First Dog

    I had my first dog for over 15 years and the old boy finaly just wore out.  It got to the point where he couldn't walk over 3 blocks and spent almost all day lying down.  Still it was extremely difficult to have to take him to the vet knowing it would be the last time I...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 5, 2009

    I Had to Put My Baby to Sleep

    It was the 7th of March 2009, I had just got back from my sister place in the city to my mum and dads place in the conuntry. When I got home my lovely little rat CC couldnt walk mum put her in her small cage and put a small cloth over her to keep her warm, I new she had wastage...
    Rikkua7 Rikkua7
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Jul 20, 2009

    It's Been About 6 Weeks Now,,,,

    One June 22, 6 days after his 15th birthday,,I had to put the one Joy of my Life, my Heart, my Soul, to sleep. It was the hardest thing I ever had to do.  It was sudden, which made it worse.  Right when we made the "decision" in the Vets office,, I held his...
    justANNIE justANNIE
    46-50, F
    1 Response Aug 9, 2008

    The Baby

    When I was 17, I had a nice apartment and a roommate, we decided we wanted cats. I had been speaking to a woman at the salon and another woman overheard me say I was looking for a Siamese. She said her friends cat just had kittens and no one wanted the Siamese.. so I said I...
    babysmom babysmom
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Mar 3, 2010

    My Dog

    i've had to put more than one pet to sleep in my life but the hardest might have been coco.  she was thirteen years old.  loved that dog.  one of the smartest and goofiest animals that i had ever known.  she was a mutt, with a lot of labrador in her. ...
    merisszzilla merisszzilla
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 26, 2009


    So this is just another story about a dog being put down, but here goes. My dog, Teddy, was with my Uncle outside the hospital when I was born. Needless to say she was my best friend all my life. We'd sleep on the floor together during rainy days, I'd cry into her coat when I...
    Chamberlane Chamberlane
    70+, M
    2 Responses Apr 8, 2013

    Friday the 13th

    I had to put my cat to sleep. Or rather my parents did. He got feline lukemia and was really really sick. I was sad then, but i knew he shouldn't have been alive to suffer. I feel glad that he's gone now, because he's no longer suffering.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 10, 2009

    Six years, and I still cry

    when I remember you... Such short little lives, rats have - but you were amazing in many ways, happy through twice what you should have lived. That last year - oh, how I worried, watching you deteriorate. Your fur thinned, your tailtip was always some kind of scabbed, the nerves...
    iFortiTude iFortiTude
    Mar 7, 2015

    Toby The Jack Russell

    Our Toby was anti social when it came to mix with other dogs/*******, he didn't care if they were male or female another dog was a threat to him and his food bowl. He protected our daughters' gerbles by lying by the cage and between us and them. He would corner a mouse without...
    findingtrust findingtrust
    51-55, T
    1 Response Sep 16, 2010


    I had Zoe, my ferret, for 3 years. Got her with an ex. We had 2 together and then when we split I got Zoe and he got the other one. She was always a great ferret. Loved to nap with me, would sleep in my lap for car rides, kissed my nose. I loved her. A month ago she got sick on...
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Aug 8, 2008

    Today I took you to the vet

    because you just weren't acting right. You haven't been purring, nor were you interested in your most favorite of all treats. Your scratching post has gone untouched for days, and you have been missing your box even though I know you don't mean to on purpose. You're not playing...
    veewillowbee veewillowbee
    26-30, F
    Mar 11, 2014

    My heart is still so broken from putting my

    sweet little Oliver down. He was the sweetest most loving little cat. The last day and watching him struggle through the sedation and euthanasia meds still haunt me. I find little orange hairs on my clothes and my heart breaks again
    seshively seshively
    22-25, F
    Mar 9, 2014

    I Was 18, So Was He.

    My mom said, "we're putting him down tomorrow". Although I'm filled with anger and want to fight her about it, I know it's for the best. I shouldn't have to push him around in a wheel barrel anymore. He was a very proud dog in his lifetime, he has marked the woods and fields...
    CreateTVT CreateTVT
    4 Responses Jun 19, 2011

    Just put her down a couple of hours ago.

    It's funny how I can look some one in the eye and smile at them when they're dying of cancer and I'm heart broken over this and have wept as much as I have. I know what all the term mean for mammals and humans. Pneumonia, renal failure, permanent organ damage, sepsis....we...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 4, 2016

    When Mr Beltain Left

    I got my dog Beltain from a real good friend of ours. We had so many good experiences and memories of him. We had him for 15 years. We never expected to have kids because of the gross amount of medication I was taking for my epilepsy. But I was successful in going full term and...
    mrcrackers mrcrackers
    Sep 18, 2013


    When we first came to the West of Ireland in 2005, we wanted to buy a pup for my daughter.  She was desperate for a dog because we'd always lived in apartments in London and had told her that it wouldn't be fair to have a dog without the proper space.  Well, when...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Jan 26, 2010

    Good Bye 4 Ever Hack My Black Dog

    Good bye hack my black dog. We found him on the railroad tracks behind are house. He was scared at first but as he became use to us he was good with kids and people. I don't see how some one could have dumped him out on his own. He was good. We had to put him to sleep he was...
    pantiesonrightnow pantiesonrightnow
    Apr 3, 2013

    Goodbye Baby--at 14 Years Old

    My pet dog was part of my life for 14 years. Everyone says that's a long time but I wish I could have had him for another 14. We had to put him down on March 20th and are still in shock and feeling the space he has left behind in our home. I do pet public relations for a...
    audreystrong audreystrong
    Apr 17, 2012

    The Final Act of Love.

    ...Just as our pets rely on us to meet their needs in life, it is also our responsibility to meet their needs as death approaches. Veronica (Ronnie) was my stepdad's cat. I brought Ronnie home to live with me after Dad passed away five years ago. My stepdad's daughters wanted to...
    Kathieredart Kathieredart
    56-60, F
    9 Responses Feb 25, 2015

    One of Those... Parents/child Issues That Will Stay Forever.

    I was about 15. My dog was 7. He was very sick. It had to be done. But still, it was horrible. He was my dog and slept with me every night. Sometime early in the morning, my mom came and got him. I wish I would have woken up but she was quiet and I didn't hear her. I got up that...
    kleisse kleisse
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Nov 9, 2008

    My Baby Girl

    I no longer live in my childhood home. I had to move for financial reasons. Three years before that, I had to put my beautiful Boston Terrier, Bonnie, to sleep. She had a heart condition and I know she wouldn't take the pills the vet recommended. I was in tears as I took off her...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine
    61-65, F
    1 Response Apr 7, 2013

    I Miss My Evil Knievel

    Today, my brother and I took my cat to the vets.  Everyone but me believed he got snake bite because last week we found a baby snake in the laundry room where we keep our cats in( there was 3, now just 2)  When it came to owning cats as pets, my family has had bad luck...
    icemonkey icemonkey
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 17, 2009


    Today I had to put our beloved cat to sleep. We really had no choice.but I still feel so guilty.i feel like I betrayed her.how can I recover. I never want another pet again.this experience was horrible.couldsome of you please tell me how you have coped.thanks
    Feelsbad Feelsbad
    1 Response Apr 20, 2013

    I Refuse. I refuse to write about having to

    put my beloved cat down because she doesn't even warrant a TITLE now, and to me, she deserves a titled story. Even a year ago I would have told her story... our story. I would have written a tribute about a little creature who was beyond special to me. The last couple of weeks...
    Kathieredart Kathieredart
    56-60, F
    11 Responses Dec 10, 2013

    Several Actually

    And there will be more. That is the only thing that sux about pets, their lives are so much shorter than ours.
    Ozzygrl Ozzygrl
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 9, 2008
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