I have a list of things I feel are important to my dogs quality of life around here. Its my personal views and thoughts, I have written it out and gave it to my parents and my vet and told both that if ever they saw me prolonging my dogs suffering for my selfish reasons to show me what is checked off on the list and that had my heart not been attached to the dog like it is that I would say their quality of life has diminished.
People always say you know when its time, and I hated getting that answer. I always thought "clearly I don't because I'm asking" but if you are just in the asking stages, trust me its not time. Its strange how it happened every time for me, but one day I would see something happen and it went from the thought of "its coming soon" to "it's time now" and i have never second guessed myself afterwards about the descision.
Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyways. ~John Wayne