I am afraid our children don't get it because they are not the one in pain nor the one who has to make the decision to put your wonderful pet to sleep.
It is a very sad and brave thing for you to do. My daughter breeds show dogs, Doberman's and Boston Terriers. She understood and went with me along with my husband.
If your son does not understand just let it go as you are the one facing the loss of your good friend. Tell your son the decision is made and the Vet agrees with you.
Many warm Hugs for you.
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
Thanks all for your kind replies. I have made the final decision and I am not going back on it. I explained to my son that it will be worse for the dog as he could develop a crisis or be in pain and then I might have to rush him to the emergency vet where it is cold and sterile. I think he finally gets it. Both my sons and I will go to the vet next Tues. and let him go to his heaven. I think it is fitting to allow a dog to pass on with dignity. So I will probably be on next Tues night crying my eyes out but as has been said grief is the price you pay for love.
This is the place to come to cry or to laugh, to share and to find support.
The members of HW are so caring. They helped me through losing my wonderful dog.
Yes dignity is important and I am glad your sons will be with you.
I will be praying for you.Hugs
Thanks Bailey for your kind words and comfort. This is the right thing to do and my sons do understand. They are dealing with so much right now as their Grandma is critically ill. My dog is almost 17 yrs old and we have given him a wonderful life. I do have another poodle so I will still have companionship from a dog. Thanks for caring and I too am sorry that you had to lose a beloved pet but I'm glad you found a new one.