Have you ever had to euthanise your dog? It broke my heart?
Mr Portillo Asked: Have you ever had to euthanise your dog? It broke my heart?
I feel like I have lost a child, my loyal companion of 14 years today Finn was euthanised. He was blind, deaf and incapable, he even had to wear nappies around the house. An awful decision to make but the kindest one.
I wiped away sweat and tears as I dug him a grave in the garden. The Vet came around an hour later and I held him as the needle went in. I felt his breath on my arm for only a few seconds until it stopped. I departed with a kiss and whispered 'good boy' in his ear.
I have wept a thousand tears since, the kids are a mess. How can we get through this awful time?
what, not even an attempt at irony or humor?we've come to expect more from you than this.
I did have to euthanize an opposum once, with a croquet mallet.
Yes i have my little terrier thing got mauled by a bull mastiff, he had internal bleeding and almost every bone broken, the only thing that we could do was to have him euthanised.
This happened 5 years ago and i am still not over it.
But even though it is a tragedy to see a loved one go, in most cases it is the only humane thing to do.
You said it time. I have had my own dogs put down abd have put alot of animals down personally (job) they never leave ur thoughts but time does make it, easier .
Oh for heavens sake, out of respect for the feelings of those of us who have gone through this, can't you think of something better than this to put on here?
Yes, I have, many times and yes, it hurts – legit.
I am still not over it. It has been almost 3 yrs. I still miss my first bull terrier. She was so naughty, made me laugh and made me cry.. She was bad and just when I could not take it anymore she would melt my heart. I kissed her good bye with a orange lipstick mark on her head. Yes, I have another bull terrier, he is different, he is good. I still miss her. Rest in Peace my little Tabitha.
Try to remember all the good times,they always live in our hearts.
Best to you.
I too have been through this over the many years of having dogs.It is never easy, but you stayed with him to the end, which was good.It is the last kind act you can do for a beloved pet.Seeing them in pain and distress, is dreadful.You did the right thing.I look back at all the happy years we shared and somehow knowing he is now at peace is a great comfort.In time you may want another dog , I always did and got a poor unwanted one that needed a good home.You never forget your previous pets but time is a great healer.Have a good cry, no shame in that.I do hope you will feel better soon and hope you find another loyal friend who needs a good home.
Putting Finn down was your last show of love for him, you loved him so much you didn't want him to suffer , you wanted him to be at peace, time is the only thing that will heal your hurt , just remember you did it because you loved him and he's at rest now no-more pain or fear, and a part of him will always be with you. Give your kids a big hug .
i went through the same thing as a child i went to school knowing our dog wasn't going to be there when i got back. i walked home went inside everyone just looked at me and i just lost it and cried for hours on end. in a way i feel that was the closest our family has ever been. she was 16 was blind in one eye and couldn't walk. worst and best experience in my life. i know what your going through and my best wishes go to you and your family.
Losing a pet can be just as painful as losing a child, people who have never had a pet often do not understand that though. They are part of your family, and are often much more loyal than human beings. Animals don't slag you off behind your back or hold grudges and when you have had a bad day at work, they are always pleased to see you. When suddenly that loyal companion is gone, it can be devastating. However at least you did the right thing and stopped your beloved animal from suffering. I'm sure if your dog could have spoken, he would have thanked you for that. Why is it that when human beings are suffering we insist on making them suffer? even when they ask to die, I don't think I will ever understand that. I know exactly how you feel, I lost my cat, she was 16 years old. I had her since I was 10 years old and she was there throughout my school years right until I was 26. People can laugh, take the mick and say "it's only a cat" but that cat was my best friend and when she was suddenly gone I was heart broken. You will feel like rubbish for quite a while I am afraid, that is the harsh truth. It will get easier over time but it wont happen over night.
Yes twice in the last 3 years ,and it broke my heart and still does .And should only be asked if its a true Question that really has happened to you.which we all know has not happened to you really.
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