how old is the sweet beast? Just remember that wild ones only live a few years. Meaning that dog has gotten to live several lifetimes. Make sure to at least give them one or two scratches behind the ear from me o.k..
I had to put down my beloved German Shepherd six years ago. I still can't talk about it without puddling up. We have a Lab Mix now and a wonderful dog, but I miss my buddy. I hope that all of our furry friends are waiting for us on the other side...that would be heaven.
my heart is with you and I don't even know you. I hope things go well and take a deep breath before you make any decision. We lost out beloved Bulldog during the pandemic and could not even go in to the vet hospital with him. Broke my wife's heart...mine too. Good luck
The thing is, the creatures we live with weave themselves so tightly into our moods, habits, hopes, and comforts, though we are unsuspecting and hardly know it. They study us with their jeweler's eyes, they size us up, time our day. They are our audience and in a sense our supervisors. We own them. And they own us.
I've had to take in a buddy 3 times in the last 5 years. It hurts...that simple. It's what we do for them though. Sat the last night on a bed bedroll on the floor to say goodbye to my kitty Marty when he went too. It never gets easier but it's what we do when we love them. You have my sympathy and prayers.