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This really sucks. She's 14 1/2 and it's time to put her out of her misery. She has horrible arthritis, she is mentally losing it, she just stands and stares at the wall, she doesn't eat anything anymore, she shits on herself and rolls in it at night, she can't lie down on her own...
I'm dreading tomorrow and know I'm going to cry my ass off. She was such a great dog, a true member of our family and a true friend to me.
However, I am glad she lived a rather long life. When I got her 14 years ago from the Humane Society, I never would have expected she would still be around until almost 2013. I'm lucky to have known her...
What is that, a Titleist? A hole in one...
I'm sorry man, that sucks.
Are you having a vet come to your house to do it?
+1 for your dog and for giving her a great life.
That's really the thing.. She could have been adopted by anyone at the humane society.. From someone who would have given her the life you did to someone that would have used her as bait in a dog fight. You gave her the best life you could have during the time she had and it sounds like she is lucky for it.
Good luck tomorrow, never easy.
Is this some more rich people shit I've never heard of?
This board make me feel more and more poor every day.
When I moved to Florida my dad took mine. He was 17. Found out when I flew up for thanksgiving. He forgot to tell me. Doing the right thing is tough.
I don't think it costs much more than having it done at the vet's. It's just a way to say goodbye in a more comforting place than at a sterile clinic.
It's called Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome or Dog Alzheimer's. We had to put our 14 year old dog down about 6 months ago for the same reason. No way around it...it's going to plain suck. But, as time goes on you will realize it was for the better. Sorry to hear it but thats a pretty long life to live for a dog. You have been fortunate to have her that long. Good luck
This post was edited by ScottsBadLiver 16 months ago
Our vet closed his office for a half hour to allow us complete privacy. Classy move
Sorry to hear, man. 14.5 years is a hell of a good run.
Bless you for saving an animal!
Sorry man. Dogs are awesome, but when its time its time. My dad was there for the last 2 dogs being put down and said its is a very peaceful process.
Mitt Romney rolls up in a Bentley with a shot gun
I had to put my dog down a month ago, she had lung cancer. Too early too, since she was 13 1/2 and chihuahua's can live to 20. Having to put your pet down sucks.
This post was edited by DaHorn_Spartan 16 months ago
I'm so sorry, OP. It sounds like you know it's the best for her.
Hang in there and make these last couple of days as good for her as you can. It will mean a lot.
She's definitely got some beagle in her....cute little girl.
Sucks man, I remember my family dog (beagle) had to get put down the night before the MSU/UCLA tournament game a couple years ago. I was staying at my mom's at the time and had to watch his slow decline. Its absolutely awful.
I kept it together until the last day when he went outside and literally tried to slam himself into the ground and die. My mom asked me to go pick him up and bring him back in out of the cold. I did and I just started bawling profusely as soon as I picked him up. I'm tearing up typing it right now. He was such a good boy. Died right there in my arms on the way back in.
I wouldn't trade the heartache for the twelve years he was around, though. He was special just like most of them are. Good luck with it buddy!
This post was edited by Punisher99 16 months ago
Taking the dog to the vet. Not sure what happens afterward, but the vet assured it's quick and painless.
Thanks for the kind words. Death sucks but I know I'm doing the best thing for her. It's time.
Very sorry to hear my man. My thoughts go out to you and her. Sounds like you gave her a great life and she gave you a lot of joy for over 14 years.
Our dogs are a big part of our family, so this hits home.
She's half Beagle, half Springer Spaniel. That face is all Beagle
even though it's the right move, that doesn't make it any easier. so sorry man.
Been there, so I understand what you are going through. After the sadness passes, you'll always have those good memories.
This is very true. My mother has a beagle puppy who is awesome, but different than the older guy. Its fun to discuss with her differences and things we notice.
The first dog (Buddy) was a stray that we took in at about one year old. He had a few faults (would get loose, beg etc) but every conversation about him ends with "Even still....he was such a good dog."
Its a special thing to have to discuss with your family. I love thinking of funny/cute stories about him.
damn dude hate to hear that. i dread that day with my dog
Sorry to hear this sad news. You should cook up a nice juicy steak for her and try to get her to eat it.
The telling sign was yesterday evening. I bought her some canned food that she has just devoured all through her life. It had meat and bacon in it, two things she always loved. She ate half of it, if that, and just didn't care for the rest. The day she stopped eating bacon.....
dogs >>>>>>>>> cats
"Put your mother in a straight-jacket you punk ass white boy." ~ Mike Tyson
Sorry to hear, man. Mine went 14.5 then got seizures one night. Continued constantly for about 10 hours and we decided to put her down the next morning. She went from perfect to the opposite of. It sucks.
Be strong. I had a 'dog 10 commandments' thing that probably came out of some stupid chain mail thing, but it was incredibly true. If the roles were reversed, the dog would absolutely go with you and be there til the very end. Make sure you do the same for your girl.
So sorry to hear that! But like you said, it's the right thing and she'll be out of pain. I'll send some imaginary hugs/warm thoughts your way.
I was 11 when we put down our first dog, and that was rough (she had become paralyzed in her back end). The dog we have now is almost 11, and I'm much closer with him, so I'm dreading that day...
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Before you ask, yes, I am a girl.
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