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Old February 26th, 2013, 08:37 AM
Jull Jull is offline
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Danson, my heart goes out to you, I cannot even begin to imagine how you must be feeling right now.

I cannot tell you if it was a bone or not, it could have been any other unrelated thing, maybe the second vet was right... it is up to us to try and make the best decisions for our furkids, as hard as it may be, you did what you thought was best for her, you didn't want her to suffer

I would say remember her with all those good memories you have left, and hold on to them tight, don't hurt your self wondering what if, what if... I know if I was you I would be feeling the same way you are, but I hope you can find some comfort in knowing she loves you and is looking after you

hmm, just before I read your post, I read this little email someone sent me:

WHY DOGS LIVE LESS THAN HUMAN ? ANSWER OF A 6 YEAR OLD

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.

I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn’t do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker ‘s family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.
The little boy seemed to accept Belker’s transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker’s Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives.

Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, ”I know why.”

Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I’d never heard a more comforting explanation. It has changed the way I try and live.

He said,”People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life — like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?” The Six-year-old continued,

”Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.”
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Last edited by Jull; February 26th, 2013 at 10:00 AM. Reason: typo "him for her"
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