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Just need some reassurance that this the right thing

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Binkyridesagain Tue 23-Oct-12 16:41:06

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.

lucyellenmum Tue 23-Oct-12 16:47:54

nearly sixteen? wow smile thats an amazing age you know.

This is the hardest decision to make but i think once you have made the decision, its time. Im so sorry xx

QueenofNightmares Tue 23-Oct-12 16:55:15

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

Binkyridesagain Tue 23-Oct-12 18:46:58

He's gone, everyone is grieving but we are reliving the happy memories together, it will be difficult tomorrow, I already miss falling over him.

When his ashes are returned he will be scattered around a potted tree where his best mate (my first collie) is scattered, so they can be together again.

I think tonight will be filled with a lot of tears and hugs.

Thank you for your messages on both threads ( sorry for that) they helped a lot.

bumpybecky Tue 23-Oct-12 23:35:33


I'm in tears over that poem above! It will gets easier, it'll take a while but you'll get there.

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