We took Rory to the vet today. It was a one way trip for him, I knew it but couldn’t bring myself to accept it.
His health was good throughout his life but he’s been to the vets a couple of times over the last months. Amongst other ailments a heart murmur and latterly/today after a weight loss and lack of interest in eating and a strong suspicion of a tumor in his kidney after a blood test, we took the decision that euthanasia would be the best option.
I looked right in his eyes at the end. he was still wagging is tail in the waiting room.
Im broken hearted.
Posted 4 years agotheotherjonvSubscriber
Sad for you. How can dogs* do this to us? Our 7mo old puppy went in to be spayed yesterday. She was so groggy last night I could hardly sleep, and in the end pulled the inflatable mattress out and slept next to her basket. They’re not ‘just’ dogs are they?
* pets – broken hearted at saying goodbye to two cats in the last couple of years.Posted 4 years ago
I feel your pain. I had our cat Mia put down yesterday morning after 24 hrs on a drip. She stopped eating suddenly and they diagnosed kidney diease. Absolutely gutted 😥
The same cat that was was responsible for this…Posted 4 years ago
And remember, for every friend that falls another one risesPosted 4 years agoMukeMember
RIP Rory 🙁
Check out the My Dog a Paradox on this thread..http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/if-you-have-ever-owned-loved-or-lost-a-dogPosted 4 years agoeskayMember
Sat on the sofa with my mutt. She’s chasing a rabbit in her sleep.
Raised a smile when I read that. They do make you laugh, they give you so much joy during their short lives (and some grief sometimes as well!).
I can remember nearly impaling myself on a fence one Christmas morning trying to retrieve one of my dogs who had chased a squirrel!
As mentioned above, remember the good times and the good life you gave Rory.Posted 4 years agoMerakMember
Thank you all for the replies and sentiments.
I’m not sure why I posted this other than a cathartic vent. I feel better today, didnt get much sleep last night, the image of yesterday will be with me forever. He was a big part of my life.
There’s never a good time to make that particular visit, but as the vet said, better a week early than a week late. In retrospect he was on a downward spiral and he was just about able to walk in there rather than me carrying him.
Those of you with a dog, give him/her a shout, and give them a big kiss or a biscuit because one day you won’t be able to.Posted 4 years agoJoeGSubscriber
OP – you did what was best for him. As your vet said, many owners wait too long and their pet suffers needlessly. I know what you’re feeling; at one point I had to put down 3 cats in 3 years!
This may not be right for you, but I always got another one the next day. The new one is never the same; they all have their own personality. But getting another kept me busy and took my mind off of the one that I lost. And it made a spot available in the shelter for another…Posted 4 years agojamj1974Subscriber
Merak and imnotamused. I am so sorry for your losses.
Merak in particular – Rory was wagging his tail because he has happy to be be with you. He trusted you and knew you would do the best by him – which you did. No one can do anything more than that.
imnotamused, we have got this coming to us too soon. Douglas is 15 now and although in brilliant health right now this could all change so quickly because of his age. The children all adore him…
Thinking of you both…Posted 4 years ago
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