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It is simply heartbreaking

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by chickenGRAFFITI, May 17, 2010.

  1. chickenGRAFFITI

    chickenGRAFFITI Songster

    Dec 18, 2009
    -to decide to euthanize your favorite pet.

    Grayson was not even a year old but the best little silkie rooster he could be. You could see the pride he took in taking care of the flock even though he was the youngest. I raised him from his second day of life and from then on he wanted nothing more than a good neck rub (which he received every evening as he sat on my chest and extended his neck over my shoulder).

    I did my best to provide a perfect home life that was secure and healty.

    When he first got sick I started searching for answers and did whatever it took to try and make him well, but to no avail. This morning he lost control of both legs and I knew it was the day. To prolong it would be nothing more than selfish. I thought I would be “OK” as I knew that it was the right thing to do, but as soon as the veterinarian did the injection, a sadness came over me in a way that is indescribable. The tears still roll down my face.

    It is a terrible thing to choose for something to die when you want it to live.

    Goodbye Grayson

    November 2, 2009 – May 17, 2010
  2. monita

    monita Songster

    Oct 6, 2009
    Shelbyville, Tennessee
    awwww..... that is so sad!!! [​IMG] I am sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
  3. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Songster

    Mar 26, 2009
    I'm very sorry for you loss and I'm sorry for your heartbreak...I know how hard it is to lose a great pet, hang in there!
  4. satay

    satay oz-e-chick 9 Years

    Sep 2, 2008
    Esk Qld Australia
    Oh I am so sorry for you loss of your dear Grayson.
  5. Aunt Bea

    Aunt Bea In the Brooder

    May 2, 2010
    I'm so sorry! Our critters sure do manage to work their ways into our hearts and it hurts really bad to lose them.

    Aunt Bea
  6. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    aaaawwww honey I am so sorry. [​IMG] I always tell my children that doing the right thing is often the hardest thing to do. It is never ever easy to make a decision like that. You cry all you want to..heck I will shed a few tears for you as well.

    RIP Grayson you sweet sweet boy
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    So sorry [​IMG]
  8. so so sorry!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Had to do the same thing to my Bubba a couple months ago, saddest day I've had in a long time. [​IMG]
  9. chicken boy sam

    chicken boy sam Songster

    Dec 21, 2009
    SO sorry for you [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 17, 2010
  10. chickenGRAFFITI

    chickenGRAFFITI Songster

    Dec 18, 2009
    Thank you all for the condolences. Oddly it gets worse; in past couple of hours I lost another one: my white hen Laurent passed away. I am numb. I had a flock of 5 and one of my hens went broody so my breeder sent me 6 eggs. Out of those 6, 2 hatched a week ago. In a matter of a week I gained 2 through my first hatch and I lost 2. As the Rolling Stones said "You can't always get what you want...You get what you need."

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