"The wise win before they fight, while the ignorant fight to win."
Sun-Tzu - The Art of Beef
luckily, for my wife, she didn't have to make the decision...Lucky passed away when she got to the clinic...
Putting the cat down was one of the hardest things ever. I've had to out one down as well. If I could give one piece of advise- if they ask if you would like to see the pet one more time to say goodbye after it has been euthanized... Say NO.
****ing crushed me to see my lifeless animal. At least if you walk away while he/she's still alive... That will be a better last memory.
I've been pet free for the first time in my life the last year. It's been glorious.
I've yet to have to put my own down, but the plan is to stay with them while it happens. I understand that's incredibly hard to do, but in my opinion those final moments are not about you, they are about the dog/cat. They deserve to have you there while they are being sent off.
Sorry to hear, gazoo.
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Gazoo, I'm very sorry to hear that.
I never wanted a cat, never liked them. My fiance really wanted one so I gave in. When her brother left for the Army we took his in because no one else could. Turns out I actually really like cats. It will be tough when either of these ones go.
We put our dog down a few years back, he was a stray in Detroit. We had him for what felt like forever. The ending was not good and we had to make the choice. My poor mom was heart broken at the time. It's a very tough thing to go through. Like losing a family member.