It is simply heartbreaking

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

  1. chickenGRAFFITI

    chickenGRAFFITI Chillin' With My Peeps

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    -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.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=3939669#p3939669

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awwww..... that is so sad!!! [​IMG] I am sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
     
  3. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    Oh I am so sorry for you loss of your dear Grayson.
     
  5. Aunt Bea

    Aunt Bea Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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!

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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