I've posted before about my collie, last post was when he bit me.
He's nearly sixteen and we have decided that tonight we have to take him to the vets, one final time. But I'm wavering.
He's in pain, he has a heart murmur that is getting worse, his breathing when walking is becoming laboured, his quality of life is not what it should be.
BUT my dog as he was 12 months ago, keeps coming back, he tries to raid the bin, smiles and bounds up to you when walk through the door, begs for chocolate. I know these times are few and far between but they are special, they're memories and I want to hold them for a little longer.
Please just give me some words to reinforce that what I know to be right, is.
He's got to an amazing age you're doing the right thing in letting him go, knowing when to let a beloved pet go is the last act of love we can show to an animal that has given us their unconditional love.
A good dog never dies. He always stays. He walks besides you on crisp autumn days when frost is on the fields and winter's drawing near. His head is within our hand in his old way. Mary Carolyn Davies
Letting him go is the last great act of love. You will always have the memories, and the knowledge that you allowed him to leave with dignity, and in love. He has been a good friend to you, and now you are being a good friend to him x