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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 01:11 PM

47. I don't see how

anyone can take the vet's side in this. In fact, I don't even see that the vet has a side to be on.

Of course, my opinion is based solely on my own experience of having to put a beloved pet down. It was one of the hardest decisions I've ever had to make; he was perfectly healthy, but he'd started biting. He bit my wife three different times before we decided (after long discussions of 'our options') to put him to sleep. I stayed with him throughout the process, and we both grieved hard for our little guy-- after all, it wasn't as if we wanted to have our dog killed. I'm not ashamed to admit that I cried like a baby over that dog, and can still get misty-eyed if I allow myself to think about it for too long. If I were to find out afterward that he was not dead after all, I think I'd have to have a little conversation with that vet.

But hey-- what do I know? I only raised him from a pup. I'm proabably too close to the whole issue to see things objectively. Perhaps one of you cooler, wiser heads could give me some insights on how to look objectively at the death of a beloved friend.

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