I was watching Emergency Vets earlier today and I cried just a little when they were putting a dog to sleep and the owners were crying....I'm very sensitive about that so do you think that working in a vet office/clinic/humane society, that that would be a problem? I'm sure I'll get used to it eventually. Keep in mind I've never had a pet die, except a few mice and fish and I've seen my friends dogs die, that's it. Any advice would be great!
I think it would take some getting used to. I do not have a problem with seeing surgeries or euthanizations, that is just the way I am. I am actually preparing to see a euthanization in about a year. Loooong story.... ---Allie the Chihuahua http://www.dogster.com/?41063 ---Mönica the Kitty http://www.catster.com/?57596
That is sad. Whenever I watch that and I know where it is leading I have to change. I am not sure how people can handle that on a daily basis. Scout has some really bad days. Snoppy is a vet, you should ask her. lol
No matter how many times it occurs, it will always be one thing that will be hard to deal with. I have always believed that if you find your self being calus about the death of any living being, you are holding something in that will eventually eat you up inside. There is no easy way to deal with death, wether its untimely or some thing weve been waiting for. Never loose compassion its a great gift....
Aisha... i know exactly what you mean. When I was pregnant I could hardly watch TV because I would be bawling. I remember when Whataburger got my order wrong and I cried like my dog just got ran over. it was so pathetic. But I did get my food free.
oh good one paige. lol. Food for crying hysterical women free just stop crying.lol. I think that ever since I have become a mother certain things bother me more, and I find that I can put myself in everyone elses shoes when it comes to kids and pets.
When I went for Vet Tech schooling, I wondered if I could handle euthanizing a pet. The first time I assisted, I almost had a panicc attack. But once I saw how peaceful it was and how quick it was, I thought how wonderful it would be if our human loved ones who are terminally ill could end their lives with that much dignity. I had to have several older pets euthanized the past couple of years and the sorrow I felt was for my loss only. To be able to humanely put out beloved pets out of their pain and suffering is the last and ultimate gift that we can give them. I always felt that you can see it in their eyes when they're ready to be released from their earthly selves and pass on to a better place. Call me kookie, but I also think that we will be reunited with our beloved pets one day.
as horrible as it's always going to be, i would assume you would get used to it. me, personally anytime i see something like that on tv i cry, but i think if you saw it everyday you would get a little used to it!
I'm sure I would get used to it. It doesn't bother me to see a suffering animal put down, just to watch the owners get upset is the main thing because I realize how much this animal was loved. It doesn't matter what anyone's crying about, I can't watch them, I just ignore it all together. I know it's painless, and it's great to put them out of their misery but ya know...=(
Paigebeverly, boy did you make me remember something. When I was pregnant with my daughter (she's 17 now) Whataburger also messed up my order and gave me back the wrong change and the lady was rude to me. I cried all the way home. Now days I be asking to see the manager, but those hormones are something else. My husband at the time (ugh) went back up there and made the manager count the money in the cash register at the drive through. Sure enough it was off and I got my $10.00 back, and an free apple pie. That was good since I was pregnant. I had forgotten all about that until I read your post. You know what gets me the most right now. If anyone has followed the Scott Peterson trial, when Laci's mother is doing that interview and crying I just turn into a blubbering idiot. :)