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    a sad day ahead

    well my old pup is rather ill and that day is dawning when we will have to part company and have him put to sleep,his pending blood tests will be back soon and all the vet said was take him Home Rob and let him have stake and chips followed buy choc ice and jelly,

    this bit would not be so bad but having 3 girls in the house makes it even harder, i am not looking forward to it and the lump in the throat and the tears will be flowing i'm sure,

    been a great we pup and we will miss him like mad,

    phew this is hard. and i am as soft as mud,

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    We've all been there Bob, it never gets any easier. I'm sure we will all share your sorrow when the time comes but it is for the best because I am sure you wouldn't want to it suffer any more.
    Think of the good times you've had and think of the good times you can give another.

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    Sorry to hear this bob , its like loosing the best friend in the world , be strong for the girls regards danny

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    Hardest decision ive ever had to make but at the end of the day its a decision you've got to make. I still miss my dog two years on.
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    Sorry to hear this. It's a big decision but one that can't be neglected. Cried like a baby after getting out last one PTS at the ripe old age of 17, but there was never a doubt. You will know when the time is right and you owe it to the dog to end any suffering as soon as you can.

    Good luck, remember the years of great times and remember also that it should be a painful process; if it wasn't then your doing something wrong.

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    Bob I feel your pain. Lost 2 within 6 months of each other just over 2 years ago. New dog is doing great but still miss my bitch every day. Fighting back a tear as I write this it never gets any easier we just move on knowing we did what we had to for our best friend.
    Wingy

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobjs View Post
    well my old pup is rather ill and that day is dawning when we will have to part company and have him put to sleep,his pending blood tests will be back soon and all the vet said was take him Home Rob and let him have stake and chips followed buy choc ice and jelly,

    this bit would not be so bad but having 3 girls in the house makes it even harder, i am not looking forward to it and the lump in the throat and the tears will be flowing i'm sure,

    been a great we pup and we will miss him like mad,

    phew this is hard. and i am as soft as mud,

    bob
    Yes, it's a hard enough thing to do at the best of times but it's so much worse when children are around. We had to do the same with our 16 1/2 year old GSP a few weeks ago & our 12 year old twins said that they wanted to come to the vets too to say good bye to her (which I did think was brave). I wouldn't have been too distraught about putting her down if I was by myself but it's a lot harder to remain composed when you're surrounded by sobbing children. So yes, the children will make it harder for you but I did find that within 24 hours the boys were very matter-of-fact about it all having seen her die. When we've done this before the dog has been taken to the vets by only me so I suppose allowing them to be involved enabled them to come to terms with it far more quickly.
    Last edited by McKenzie; 22-11-2016 at 10:58.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McKenzie View Post
    Yes, it's a hard enough thing to do at the best of times but it's so much worse when children are around. We had to do the same with our 16 1/2 year old GSP a few weeks ago & our 12 year old twins said that they wanted to come to the vets too to say good bye to her (which I did think was brave). I wouldn't have been too distraught about putting her down if I was by myself but it's a lot harder to remain composed when you're surrounded by sobbing children. So yes, the children will make it harder for you but I did find that within 24 hours the boys were very matter-of-fact about it all having seen her die. When we've done this before the dog has been taken to the vets by only me so I suppose allowing them to be involved allowed them to come to terms with it far more quickly.
    Good strength of character shown at such a young age. You must be doing something right by them.

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    The long walk is never an easy one!

    i am sure my old lab is waiting for me some where, waiting for a toasted tea cake and the dregs of me tea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leec6.5 View Post
    The long walk is never an easy one!

    i am sure my old lab is waiting for me some where, waiting for a toasted tea cake and the dregs of me tea.
    Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

    When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.


    All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.


    They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.


    You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.


    Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

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