May 5th, 2005, 05:22 PM
I had to go the dentist the other day for my normal cleaning. I was talking about my new pup (my favorite topic of conversation :D ) and the hygenist started to tell me about how sick her old dog was. She told the dog is a 15 year old sheltie and has started to have all sorts of health problems mostly age related. The woman sounded really peeved that she had to spend $200 on this dog for the vet visit and medications (at least she took the dog to the vet) but then she said that she doesn't believe in putting a dog to sleep because that is mean. She said that she believes God will take the dog when it's time. I sooo wanted to say "so it's not mean to leave the dog in pain and have it suffer until God takes it???" :mad: I didn't dare say anything because she had the little pokey tool they use to scrape your teeth in her hand - I figured that if I made her mad, I would end up with little holes in my gums! I really hope that she wasn't serious and will not make her sheltie suffer just because she thinks that euthanasia (sp?) is mean. Well, that's my rant for today!