Originally Posted by Jefferson24
Sent my beagle across the bridge today. Just shy of 9 years old. Disc problems that compromised her mobility. She could not even lay down comfortably without meds, just kept pacing and panting. Tough night. Just one left at the house now and my wife says that is it. Sure like having them around to share life with.
Told my little one that Liberty was going to heaven today, she got excited and happy. Wish I was as naive, one of the toughest decisions I have made.
sorry to hear that.
How are you holding up?
Last winter my wife & I had to euthanize our 17 year old cat. He had gone blind a few months earlier (he likely had a brain tumor). He did great until about 2 weeks before he died. He was suffering at the end so we felt it was something we must do. I asked a friend of mine who is a Buddhist monk about it. He told me to look at it this way: my cat was no longer suffering.
I think the point of life is to live, love & help others not to suffer. This works no matter what your metaphysical beliefs are. Paradoxically being hedonistic or materialistic doesn't bring lasting joy. Living for others does.