posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 09:52 PM
At first, I was like HUH? Kill your dog? Then I read further.
My eyes welled up with tears.
I kept reading.
I was bawling by the end of the thread. My wife asked what was going on, and I told her it was the saddest thread I ever read. We are dog lovers, we
have currently have three, a pure white husky with blue eyes (3 yrs old), a golden retriever (2 years old), and a german shepherd at 9 months. They
are members of the family with 2 other human children. If anything happened to them, yeah, ouch. We don't think those thoughts. We enjoy life.
It's chaos with the different breeds, but they mush together like they are a well-oiled machine. Awesome.
Your dog in doggy years is 105. Time to put him to rest, and yes, tell him that. It doesn't make it easier, but it does establish that you love
You can only love what you have in the present. I have cried many tears in passing of a best friend, but somehow another always comes along. It
takes time, but having the young with the old always takes the STING out of it. It's fascinating to watch.
Let your dog end his days with QUALITY. Let him go out a man, with dignity. Don't let him suffer. Honestly, if he was any younger, you could put
him up for adoption, but yes, you must accept the fact that he is ready for his final dues.
I've been in your spot before, and it's not easy. The tears help a bit. It's honestly the worst thing you must do as a real man. It's worse
than divorce. (Been there done that.) It's more painful. Dogs are more loyal.
Dogs love you regardless. They don't care if you fart or not. They don't complain. (Except when they need to potty.)
WHOA, off topic, I was comparing how much better dogs are to women.
Back on topic:
The age of your best friend, health issues, divorce. The answer is clear. Not exactly the most desirable, but obvious, and when life turns back
around for you, find another friend. I've lost several over the years, and several have replaced them. The most amazing thing is that they love you
UNCONDITIONAL LOVE = DOGS.
That's WHY they are man's best friend.