That HARD decision. :(

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by keeperofthehearth, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. DH made the call to the vets today, I just couldn't. We made the decision to have our sweet Sheltie, Shelby Lynn, put down. Just a few more hours. [​IMG] She was diagnosed with CRF a month or so ago and no matter what we have done to help her feel better and keep her w/us for awhile longer.... it's been a down hill battle. This last weekend she took a turn for the worse but still had her good & happy moments. Her bark changed, even DH noticed, and for last two days we knew. She no longer is eating anything and I've struggled to get any kinds of liquids in her. I do believe her kidneys have pretty much shut down now. She's ready to go though I am soooooooooooooooooooooo sad to let her go. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] My poor baby girl. I love her.

  2. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Songster

    Apr 15, 2009
    I am so sorry and I do sympathise. We had to put one of our dogs down a couple of months ago.

    You need to remember that euthanizing a pet is the last act of kindness an owner can perform, and that you are doing the right thing. It is so hard for us to let go of a loving companion, but it is an act of love to be able to do so when the time comes. Make sure to hold her and stroke her and tell her how much you love her as she passes.
  3. aggieterpkatie

    aggieterpkatie Songster

    Apr 26, 2009
    I'm so sorry. Just know that this is the last gift you can give her. Keeping her here longer for your benefit would be cruel to her. You are doing a very nice thing for her. [​IMG]
  4. turney31

    turney31 Songster

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
  5. thebritt

    thebritt Songster

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    I'm so very sorry. It's extra hard (for me, anyway) during those hours before seeing the vet. I just try to love on the pet (fighting tears, so they don't get upset) and savor every moment. Have you picked a burial spot and some pretty shrub/plant for the spot? That always helps me. Take care [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. BantamoftheOpera

    BantamoftheOpera Songster

    May 24, 2010
    Southern Maine
    [​IMG] I'm so sorry [​IMG]
  7. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Songster

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    aw honey so sorry to hear, [​IMG]

  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I am so sorry. I had to do it with my beloved Charlie Girl last year. I know it was a kindness to her, but it still hurts. [​IMG]
  9. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

    Jun 8, 2008
    NE Michigan

    She'll be waiting for you over the Rainbow Bridge
  10. Thank you all. It doesn't help that it's so loud and crazy here today. We are having our house reroofed. Shelby was a trooper and stayed close to me all day though in reality she has been "clingy" for the last few. Such a sweetie. There is a hole here now. In Shelby's memory:


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