Comments on: The Difficult Decision… http://my1929charmer.com/the-difficult-decision/ Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:40:38 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: shelly andradehttp://my1929charmer.com/the-difficult-decision/#comment-5867 Mon, 03 Dec 2012 04:21:51 +0000 http://my1929charmer.com/?p=15855#comment-5867 Oh Cathy, Bo is absolutely beautiful. I can only imagine the joy you've had together. I'm so sorry you're having to go through this, I really am. Praying!!!

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By: Marty Waldenhttp://my1929charmer.com/the-difficult-decision/#comment-5837 Sun, 02 Dec 2012 18:31:36 +0000 http://my1929charmer.com/?p=15855#comment-5837 We had to face the same decision recently as well. Our 17 year old black lab just couldn't even get up to go to the bathroom. We were carrying her outside and it was just too hard. Everything was just beginning to stop functioning so we had her put to sleep. It's so hard, but we felt it was what was best for her. It's hard to see your pet suffer. (((hugs)))

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By: Pendrahttp://my1929charmer.com/the-difficult-decision/#comment-5833 Sun, 02 Dec 2012 15:33:01 +0000 http://my1929charmer.com/?p=15855#comment-5833 Your Bo is so beautiful and it sounds like you have given him and him you, a beautiful life together. We too have had to make this decision and it is heart wrenching. They give us such unconditional love, joy and happiness, there is no selfishness on their part, they hold nothing back from us when it comes to love, they share everything they have with us, we are their world...period. As long as you make the decision from your heart, you will make the right decision, in the right time. Our time with them is so short, celebrate that he picked you to spend his life and love with. Bo will love you no matter what the decision and there is nothing you can do that will ever change that...

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By: Judyhttp://my1929charmer.com/the-difficult-decision/#comment-5801 Fri, 30 Nov 2012 07:37:16 +0000 http://my1929charmer.com/?p=15855#comment-5801 Hi Cathy. I just wanted to thank you for your kind comments to me and didn't know that I would find this post. I feel so bad for you and your family and Bo. What a beautiful guy he is and we have had to put our dog down a few years ago because of a brain tumor. I knew it was time when he couldn't tell where the treat was in my hand. I look at our darling Buddy now, he is about 10 years old and his little face is getting so white and he has arthritis in his back end and it is getting harder for him to get up, but once he does he seems to be able to go along pretty well, But the thoughts are there and it won't be easy for any of us when the time comes. I guess you just keep him as comfortable as possible and love him as much as he loves you..Judy

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By: Sandra @Beneath this Roof, Within these Wallshttp://my1929charmer.com/the-difficult-decision/#comment-5798 Fri, 30 Nov 2012 05:41:46 +0000 http://my1929charmer.com/?p=15855#comment-5798 Cathy, my heart breaks for you. I have had to make this decision more than once, and it is heart wrenching and agonizing. I made the decision with my vet. As long as my beloved pets were not in pain, I cared for them and loved them and cherished each moment. When the time came they were in pain, or obviously in distress and no longer appeared to want to continue on, then I eased them from this life. But, oh, how I hated it!!! Only you can know what to do, keeping in mind that the decision is not only what is best for your beloved furbaby, but also that you must do this in a way that minimizes the pain for you, as well. Know that I care, deeply, and I am so sorry you must face this. Gentle hugs.

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By: Franihttp://my1929charmer.com/the-difficult-decision/#comment-5796 Fri, 30 Nov 2012 03:04:39 +0000 http://my1929charmer.com/?p=15855#comment-5796 My heart goes out to you.
It was a difficult decision to make, but it as you said in your article, we knew it was time. It is so hard to say goodbye to such an important family member, but it was easier to accept knowing he was in pain and it was the last thing we could do for him.
He came to us sixteen years ago, a homeless, homely, bald (scabies), bundle of joy, who who quickly stole our hearts. In no time at all, he had us wrapped around his gangly paws. Even though it has been months and we have a wonderful new dog, I still can’t think of him without my chest constricting with the pain. I often imagine I can hear his tags rattling as he roams through the house.
He was loyal, loved everybody and everything (including the baby ducks). He was so glad to see company coming because he loved everybody. He was always ready to play. He was everything that a good dog should be and we loved him as much as he loved us.
We wished that we could keep him with us, but doesn’t work that way, and we knew it was time for him to go. We loved every minute that he was a part of our family and we would not trade even one of those minutes to be rid of the pain we feel now. We will always remember him with love.
My prayers and thoughts will be with you and your family.
Hugs, Frani

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By: lesliehttp://my1929charmer.com/the-difficult-decision/#comment-5795 Fri, 30 Nov 2012 00:43:05 +0000 http://my1929charmer.com/?p=15855#comment-5795 My heart aches for you, Cathy. And reading about your sweet, beloved Bo just makes me cry because I have been through this and it's just such an awful decision no matter when it comes. It's like it is hanging over our heads. Our pets add so much to our lives, love without any question or judgement...true unconditional love. We have a lot to learn, especially from the examples dogs give us. Please know I'm praying for God's comfort for you and dear, dear Bo.
XXXOOO
leslie

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By: Deb Chttp://my1929charmer.com/the-difficult-decision/#comment-5792 Thu, 29 Nov 2012 19:06:48 +0000 http://my1929charmer.com/?p=15855#comment-5792 I totally understand your pain. Our fur babies become such a big part of our lives. I couldn't put one of my babies to sleep just because they were getting old. Age is a part of life. If he is in pain, that is another story. Even when my Bella was sick I couldn't think of anything but what I could do to make her better. But we knew that when she kept going out into to the woods and wouldn't come back that she was telling us it was her ,her illness had won. She hurt to even stand up and it hurt her for us to pick her up. I am still devasted and miss her terribly, but would not want her to suffer. It is a hard decision and your mother was right you will know when it is right because he will let you know. My prayers and thoughts are will you.

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By: Barbara from 21 Rosemary Lanehttp://my1929charmer.com/the-difficult-decision/#comment-5791 Thu, 29 Nov 2012 17:07:16 +0000 http://my1929charmer.com/?p=15855#comment-5791 Oh Cathy this is the hardest decision to make. In 2008 I had to make that decision for my beloved dog Blizzard. But to be honest I think he is the one who made the decision. When I'd look into the once bright and happy brown eyes of his I just saw his heart saying "I'm tired mommy and not feeling very well. I can't chase the ball the way I use to or even climb the steps to come up to your room at bedtime. When I fall outside you have to come pick me up and that is not me. I am almost 16 mommy and I have been with you for 15 of those years." And out of pure love and a broken heart, I made the call. I couldn't even say the words to the receptionist...she had to say it for me when she heard me weep. I am tearing up as I write this my friend, remembering that time and knowing that you are there now and how terrible it feels. Our pets are little angels who are here for way too short a period of time...when their job is done it's time for them to be called home where the will wait for us. Their lives mark the end of an era in our lives...and that seems to double the pain of losing them. I am praying for you Cathy and for Bo.
XO Barbara

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By: Janhttp://my1929charmer.com/the-difficult-decision/#comment-5790 Thu, 29 Nov 2012 16:16:04 +0000 http://my1929charmer.com/?p=15855#comment-5790 Oh Cathy I'm so sorry. I too have had to make such a decision and you're right it's so, so, difficult. Look in her eyes she'll tell you and animals somehow know and welcome the release. You need to give yourself permission to let him go for his sake. You don't want him to suffer!! That would be cruel. I believe we will see our pets in heaven someday, he'll wait for you and know you're doing the right thing and they go very peaceful and painless, they just go to sleep. Good luck to you and I'll be thinking about you and your family.

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