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I Had to Put My Dog to Sleep

today was one of the worst days I have ever had. I had made a decision to end the life of my greatest friend and companion. My gorgeous doberman/shepardx, I had her for 13 years and she was the most gentle and loving dog,I didn't think I was going to cope with having to go with her but I drew the strength from somewhere, the vet was very compassionate, he told me everything that was going to happen and what to expect. She was very calm and she just trusted whatever the vet did. I on the other hand was a blubbering mess.....he allowed me some time with her before he took her away and I just howled and second guessed myself, thinking maybe she would of been ok for a few more months, but she wouldn't of been, her legs were giving way, she had over the past few days developed an awful cough and couldn't move without coughing, she had tumors all over her body and she barely walked anymore.I know in my heart it was the right thing to do but it has only been been two since I left her and all my feelings and emotions are still raw.
BeautyBrisbane BeautyBrisbane 31-35 11 Responses Feb 15, 2008

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i went through the same thing with my best friend ... we worked and lived together for a glorious 13 years.....and nearly a year after he passed im still missing him ....im glad you did the right thing.....i hope your doing ok now?...

My dad taught me how to ride a bike in a day without training wheels on a country road. He just let go without me knowing it.

Squirrels are prevalent in Saginaw MI. and I love them

I feel like a murderer because of what I had to do!

I am sick with cancer and losing Baby was devastating, God bless people that understand.

If you love animals, you're my friend.

I loved my Chihuahua Baby but she had a tumor surrounding her anus and I had to do it.

I am so sorry for your loss and know what you are going through. Every time I think of Phil, look at a picture or one of his toys, I cry. I loved that boy.

Bless your heart......I'm glad you had the courage to put your dog to sleep and not let it suffer anymore. I wanted to cry just thinking about my dog going through that and having to make that decision.

man, I would hate to be you right now....<br />
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my dog is 15....I know that time is coming soon. Im greatful every day that his alive and healthy...Im dreading the day he goes away... :(

I am so, so, so sorry. I would die if anything happened to my pets. 1 bulldog, 2 cats.