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2013-11-19 04:36:15 PM
Some of my saddest memories..........
 
2013-11-19 04:41:03 PM
Wow, that's depressing.

And just a heads up to any pet owners, a lot of big cities have services where a vet will come to your house. It's a wonderful service as it allows your pet to pass in a comfortable environment without any stress or anything. My parents did that for our last dog, and she just went to sleep in her favorite spot. It's the best option for a gut-wrenching decision.

Here's the Houston one: http://petslastwishes.com/services/in-home-euthanasia/
 
2013-11-19 05:31:54 PM
Sad and beautiful at the same time - I dread my dog's last days.
 
2013-11-19 07:08:15 PM
Sad dog picture....sad dog picture...sad dog picture...sad dog p

i.dailymail.co.uk

O.o

/OM NOM NOM NOM
 
2013-11-19 07:16:23 PM
Nope.

Sorry.  My best friend passed away in my arms 4 years ago.  It still breaks my heart to think about it.  I can empathize with these pet owners, but I can probably never go through that again, even vicariously.
 
2013-11-19 07:19:21 PM
farking dust....

// *sniff*
/// I still miss Teddy my awesome Border Collie after 30 years...
 
2013-11-19 07:19:57 PM
Oh, fark no. You won't get me to read this.
 
2013-11-19 07:20:34 PM

AngryDragon: Nope.

Sorry.  My best friend passed away in my arms 4 years ago.  It still breaks my heart to think about it.  I can empathize with these pet owners, but I can probably never go through that again, even vicariously.


Takes time man but you'll do it all over again.

/12 years between my current dog and my last one.
 
2013-11-19 07:20:58 PM
Thanks subby, I love bursting into tears after dinner.
 
2013-11-19 07:21:24 PM
i.imgur.com

No farking way am I clicking that link. But I have no problems throwing some more dust in the air.

/in the right thread this time.
 
2013-11-19 07:22:39 PM
I gotta go hug my dog now. Not for the last time.
 
2013-11-19 07:23:08 PM

Lsherm: Thanks subby, I love bursting into tears after dinner.


Think of it as an after dinner emotional cleanser.
 
2013-11-19 07:23:33 PM
Hey, what's this article all about?

...Oh, fark off.
 
2013-11-19 07:23:34 PM
Damn you, Sarah Mclachlan!

/ now must hug ALL the dogs
 
2013-11-19 07:23:36 PM
Damn it...now I'm crying at work...and I'm up at the front desk, dealing with patrons...

/I miss my ratties
 
2013-11-19 07:23:54 PM
Beyond sad, really damn dusty right now. Subby should be both applauded and shot.

/Dogs: better than most people.
 
2013-11-19 07:24:03 PM
I had to say the final good by and one last hug this last Sunday to my cat of 16 years. She was a good friend and was with me through many life changing events good and bad. As scottydoesntknow  posted above the home services I thing really are the best. She was in my arms on the couch we always sat on purring when she went to sleep. I couldn't imagine stressing her out more by going to a strange place.
In San Diego http://pawsintograce.com/ was a very nice caring service.
 
2013-11-19 07:24:30 PM

scottydoesntknow: Wow, that's depressing.

And just a heads up to any pet owners, a lot of big cities have services where a vet will come to your house. It's a wonderful service as it allows your pet to pass in a comfortable environment without any stress or anything. My parents did that for our last dog, and she just went to sleep in her favorite spot. It's the best option for a gut-wrenching decision.

Here's the Houston one: http://petslastwishes.com/services/in-home-euthanasia/


This. It was easier (if only marginally) to have a guy show up and have the dog die peacefully in his usual spot rather than try to haul him to a weird-smelling vet's, which would have been disorienting and probably frightening for a crippled, half-blind and deaf beast.

On the practical side, have a blanket ready. They take the body away.
 
2013-11-19 07:24:44 PM
This is why I don't want any pets. Just to reach that point where they are about to die is too much.
 
2013-11-19 07:25:01 PM
life.yinteing.com

/ok, i'll be the bastard on this one
 
2013-11-19 07:25:33 PM
From one of the captions:
"The service has become widespread enough that Mrs Ernhart has built a directory of photographers around the world  who shoot terminally ill pets with their owner"

OK, I'm, not sure I'd use the term 'shoot' in this particular instance.
 
2013-11-19 07:25:35 PM
I've had to do that more than a few times. The worst thing is walking into the vet's office and your dog sees the other dogs and gets all excited and lively after weeks of obvious pain and deterioration. The other people are there for a check-up or shots and you're hanging onto the leash pulling your dog back from sniffing other people and their pets, knowing yours is going in for his final shot.
 
2013-11-19 07:25:43 PM
As someone who had to sit there and hold my terminally ill dog during the injection a few weeks ago.....


fark I' still crying from time to time. It's one the hardest things I have ever had to do.

Watching a wonderful dog that has loved you no matter what and brought you joy for 13 years fade to eternal sleep is not something you can let go of easily.
 
2013-11-19 07:28:09 PM
Thanks! I'm a complete weeping mess now!
Tissues, please.
 
2013-11-19 07:28:14 PM
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Nugent, the last 24 hours, after 13 years of loyal friendship
 
2013-11-19 07:28:43 PM
oh my god this thread sucks so much!
 
2013-11-19 07:29:46 PM
The evening I put my poor sweet kitty to sleep is one I will never forget and wish I could.  I would never want a photo from that night.

She was sedated and calm, after a long life of one illness or condition after another.  Even through this constant discomfort her love and affection never wavered, right to the end.  I was stroking her softly as she passed, and I hope her last conscious thought was of knowing how I loved her as much as she loved me.

Fark me, I thought I was over this...
 
2013-11-19 07:29:51 PM
Seriously, from my heart, I'm sorry for everyone's loss here. I have dealt with it. Again, I'm sorry for your losses.
 
2013-11-19 07:30:03 PM
How about not just no but fark no? That's way too depressing.

/lost two dogs in the last month to old age
//sigh...dusty suddenly
 
2013-11-19 07:30:11 PM
Will somebody do something about all this damned dust in here?
 
2013-11-19 07:30:59 PM

i.dailymail.co.uk



This one seemed the most heartbreaking to me.
 
2013-11-19 07:32:29 PM
img.fark.net

It's been seven years since I had to bring Copper in to be put down. Cancer and hip displasia. Still miss him.
 
2013-11-19 07:32:49 PM
Thanks, subby. If I wanted to cry, I'd watch Futurama.
 
2013-11-19 07:32:54 PM
we just put down our 15-year old Flat-Coat after 14.5 years of love and kisses
 
2013-11-19 07:34:12 PM
I have footage of my dog disarming me wielding a katana on glare ice.
Her technique?   Roundhouse. Double paw.
Swept the farking leg, she did.
.R.I.P, Bo bo.

Thanks to all you who helped me through it.
 
2013-11-19 07:34:20 PM
I get to see this happen enough in the exam room too much. I much prefer the versions pictured here, at home, outdoors, in a favorite place, etc etc. I can take the women and children crying, but when the men break down, that's it. As long as I can still do my job and hold off the vein...

The ones that hurt the most are the euths where the owners choose to not be present or they drop off.

/well, I DID just dust in here
//still can't think too hard about the old dog
/// :*(
 
2013-11-19 07:34:21 PM
Ouch.

My feels. :(
 
2013-11-19 07:35:02 PM
Why did I read that? Why did I come into this thread? I used to volunteer at a vets office and it blew me away how many people would just leave their animals there for euthanasia. No goodbyes, nothin. I used to sing to some of the the dogs before they were put to sleep. They know what's going on.
 
2013-11-19 07:35:55 PM

scottydoesntknow: Wow, that's depressing.

And just a heads up to any pet owners, a lot of big cities have services where a vet will come to your house. It's a wonderful service as it allows your pet to pass in a comfortable environment without any stress or anything. My parents did that for our last dog, and she just went to sleep in her favorite spot. It's the best option for a gut-wrenching decision.


Can't recommend this enough -- it was so much easier on our dog to be at home, where he just kind of drifted off to sleep on his big comfy bed. Of all the ways to go, that sure looked like a hard one to beat.
 
2013-11-19 07:36:25 PM
i51.photobucket.com
 
2013-11-19 07:37:06 PM
No

images.static-bluray.com

?

List fails.

/I keed
//miss my Sammy, but it was his time.
 
2013-11-19 07:37:25 PM
i1.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-11-19 07:37:28 PM

skinink: This is why I don't want any pets. Just to reach that point where they are about to die is too much.


Here's what you gotta think about though. You're giving them X number of years where they're unbelievably happy, safe, loving, and having fun (I only put X because it also depends on their age when you get them). Yes death really sucks, but I've always taken comfort in the fact that they were going to be born and die anyway (just like every living thing on this planet), and I gave them the happiest years of their life.

My fiance and I adopted our puppy last year (51 weeks ago to be exact) when she was 6 months. My fiance was NOT an animal person, and it took my parents dog for her to warm up to them. We got our puppy and she fell head over heels. I mean the full, 100% she would keep photos in her purse if people still did that dog lover. I know that 10-15 years down the line this scenario will come up. But I also know that those 10-15 years she was an unbelievably happy dog and not roaming the streets hoping to find food.
 
2013-11-19 07:37:40 PM

TwiztidDream: The ones that hurt the most are the euths where the owners choose to not be present or they drop off.


I actually came in here to make snarky comments about how many people seem to do that, but I'm pleasantly surprised at how many of my fellow farkers stay with their pets until the end.  I've just seen too many people treat animals like people until it's time to put them down.
 
2013-11-19 07:38:22 PM

Katolu: Oh, fark no. You won't get me to read this.


^^That^^

I don't even want to think about when his time comes.

imageshack.us
 
2013-11-19 07:39:05 PM
Damn you to hell subby
 
2013-11-19 07:40:39 PM
Reminds me of an Onion article from a while ago.
 
2013-11-19 07:42:04 PM
So many feels. Damn you, subby, for making me cry.
 
2013-11-19 07:42:39 PM
God damn article....

God damn thread...

My doggie is still kickin but she's almost 16 and she's really struggling...damnit I want to go hug her but she's on the other side of the state...

damn dust.
 
2013-11-19 07:42:43 PM
Why does the Daily Mail hate cats?

My cat is 20.  I see her once, maybe twice a year when I got home for Christmas and sometimes in the summer.  I've said goodbye to that cat for the last time about a dozen times now.

I spent all this summer at home (stupid job market), and when I first got there she was nothing but sticks (a shock after my landlady's blob-cat) and covered with matted fur where she couldn't reach to groom anymore.  After I moved back in she perked up, started eating again, was a lot more active - she was amazingly spry, considering she's 96 in human years.

She spent about 23 hours a day sleeping (up from her usual 21), but if I went and sat on the stairs next to her she'd wake up for cuddles.  I choose to believe she missed me.

Heading home for Christmas again in a month.  Hope she makes it that long, otherwise expect to see me in a Caturday thread.
 
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