I was wondering how all of you farmers deal with the death of a beloved animal? If you had one animal that was your pet, your buddy and nothing that you tried to do to save it helped and you ended up having to put it down? You know you have to do it but it just hurts so bad? How do you ever get over this? How do you tell when it is the right time and how do you feel if you realize you should have done it sooner and just added to the animals suffering by trying to help it? I just had this happen this weekend and it is tearing me apart badly. Part of me is looking for ways I should have been able to see a problem a while ago, part of me feels like a failure for not granting the animal the one last act of human kindness and end its suffering quickly, rather than trying to save it for hours. Have you ever encountered anything like that? Am I the only one? What are your experiences?