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post #1 of 14 Old 03-15-2012, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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As most of the guys that have been to G2G's can attest to our dog is pretty laid back. Being home with him today he is deaf, and half blind. I would put him down if it was up to me. Sadly the girls are attached to him like he is a brother and Shan thinks of him as our only son. How do I break the news to them that it is time for the old man to have his rest?

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Thats a tough one, Josh.

I think that the best way is to be upfront and honest with them. Talk to them like they are adults and do your best to explain to them the situation.
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He is back on our bed right now and I am getting ready to go cuddle. He is so much a part of our life now. I am actually in tears thinking about it.

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I am just destroyed over this decision.

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Is dog in pain, not eating, no tail waging. It's a tuff one.
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Yeah that is a decision that IMO is alomost impossible to make...

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No he still wags his tail and he still eats. He just isn't himself anymore. He can't get into bed, he can't get into the trailer, and he can't get into the truck.

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Putting down a dog we had was one of the hardest decisions I've ever had to make. I cried going to the vet and as she went down. For me, in my head I knew she was just a dog - My heart was telling a way different story.

I agree with dieselmatt on this one Josh - Be straight with them. You know your girls, would it help to explain the process to them? When the time comes, have 'em say their good-byes and do it when they aren't around. Regardless, it's going to be a hard time for your family. Even after, you'll expect your old buddy to come walking in or you might find yourself in the middle of calling him. It happens. Good luck Josh - I know what you're going through.


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Yeah that is why I am asking Shan for a new dog. If and only if I can get the girls attached to a new dog this will be easier.

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i know where you are. a black lab 15 years old named joey cant hear, cant see. if i dont pay attention to her in the front yard she will wonder off and lay at sombodys front door thinking thats her house.i got a border collie to ease the pain when joey is gone. the bed and truck thing hasent happened in three years. the stairs are getting tough for her. ill pull the plug when i think she is in pain.

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