There is nothing in the world as hard as making the decision to euthanase a sick animal. My coezyn’s teeny dog has been sick with cancer, and after two courses of chemo there was no more treatment for the little thing. So he was taken to the vet today. I am so clear that a pet needs to be saved that kind of pain and suffering and that ‘putting him down’ (what a hideous expression) is a greater kindness and bravery than keeping a suffering animal alive. And yet, there is no denying that it is one of the hardest decisions to make, especially when the little thing goes down the stairs and wags his tail at the possibility of an outing.
We will all remember the cheekiness, personality and attitude of that meshugene doggie. And I am very sad for my coezyn who has lost his special friend.