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So sorry to hear about Pork. One of the toughest decisions in life you will ever face and I wish it on no one. In the end you just have to know you are doing what's best for Pork.
Pork is gone. We let him go earlier this afternoon.
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What an incredibly horrible decision to have to make, I can't imagine what you're going through. Thank goodness my dog "Indy" died naturally and I wasn't faced with that devastating scenario.
FWIW dust....from everything you described, you did the right thing.
yes, and we know that; it's just really tough.
I had him out in the yard this morning and he tripped and fell, cuz he was trying to walk on just 1 front leg = that did it for me.
Sorry to hear that dust. You have my condolences. I have 3 dogs myself, and am dreading that decision. Sounds like you gave him a great life.
thank you. we have 3 others. it helps, but we know P was special.
I never really taught him anything, but what he knew and understood was amazing. one sylables, facial exspressions, gestures, hand signals - he knew when someone was going to leave before they even got up out of their seat.
I know for some this is probably getting old; just a tough, tough day. not sure I felt this anguish when my father died....
RIP Pork. I realy feel for you 3 yds. Years ago I had to take a 14 year old Sheltie to have it put down. One of the worst days of my life. I was such a basket case my wife had to call a good friend of ours to drive me so I could hold him on the way.
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I have a friend that has spent over $5,000 in the past 4 months attempting to improve the quality of the life of a dog that is 15 years old. I told him to wise up, because the dog has no improvement.
You have to make decisions for the best interests of the dog. You did this, and he loves you for it. It's just the way it is, man.
I'm so terribly sorry to hear about Pork. I'm sure it was still a very tough and emotional decision to have to make. But I am glad that he is no longer suffering. He loves you for helping him and ending his misery.
My heart goes out to you. Our pets are as much a part of our family as any human. I've lost several family members to cancer. I know all too well the feeling. Keep your head up.
You did the right thing.....deep down you know you did.. believe me....hes thanking you right now....in a better place chewing on a shoe remembering and thanking you for all the good times and love you showed him. It took me 6 months to get over putting my pupster to sleep....I will promise you this tho.....he will come back to you.....you will hear him back....or feel him nudge you while you sleep.....i still hear my dogs chain collar rattle with his tags on it.....he will come back and say hello from time to time...i truely believe mine has....best wishes to you and your family.....
Pork was a lab cross. His father was a Rottweiler, and his mother was a Black Lab. He was 110lbs. and heavier mass wise, than a typical Lab. At his heaviest, he was 122lbs.
It's good to know that dogs can thrive after such situations as your friend. I just didn't think it was right for us.
Thank You for the kind words.
btw; while standing in the kitchen just now, drinking (basically what I've been doing for the last 2 days) my wife just "slipped" and something something like......."Rottweiler puppy"......"honoring him"....
to which I said what are you talking about?
in case I didn't mention it, Pork had 3 younger brothers. So we still have enough to worry about it!
Just checked back on your post and saw the news about Pork.
While family members, they are still animals, I commend you for stepping up quickly and not letting him suffer. I did the same with a Sheperd mix we had about 10 years ago - she had several problems and the day it turned bad for her I had her put down.
For those who have never gone through it, it is very quick and obviously painless to the animal.
Condolences to you. You will carry the memories of Pork for the rest of your years. Treasure those and the fact you cared enough for him to not make his final days too many and too painful.
You're a good human. A pat on the head for you. Tell your wife I said you can have a biscuit. : )
At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought.
Pork was a prince, even 'til the end. He was licking the face of the vet techs, while they were putting his i.v. in to deliver his shot.
..pay forward ........................................he made them pay...............................he'll make them pay again and again
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