After trying for 2 months to find insurance that would cover a dog that bit someone and had a claim paid out, I finally had to break down and put my dog to sleep. I can't stop crying. He didn't want to die. She shaved one leg to put the needle in, but it didn't work, so she shaved the other one and that didn't work either. Finally she had to give him a sedative that knocked him out. After he was in a coma, she put the sedative right into his heart. Everywhere I look in my house, I can see him. This dog loved me to pieces. He followed me everywhere and slept with me. I know the pain will go away, but I actually want to think of him and cry right now. Is that strange? I want to remember everything about him. My husband says I can't get another dog. We have a lab mix and she's great, but not like my Comet. I'm not even sure I would want another dog. It's alot of work training and I would be comparing him to Comet. My life will be much easier with one dog, especially since I can trust her. At least I know that I gave Comet 3 great years. He was rescued from Puerto Rico and who knows what kind of life he would have had there. Actually, I think he gave me 3 great years. Just wanted to put my thoughts into words. Maybe reading some of your responses will help alleviate the pain.
I am sorry for your loss, and at the risk of sounding crass, which I don't mean to sound, so please don't take my question the wrong wway, but douldn't you have found another home for him or taken him to a Shelter instead? There are many no kills shelters where I live, however, I don't know if it's the same in your area. I do know how much it hurts you though, so please accept my sincere condolences.
i am very sorry for your loss and i also had to put my dog down too. it hurt me really bad and i aslo cant stop thinking about her. even though i didnt really have any other choice, because she had ear infections and was very sick, i still feel really bad too. i know deep down below my pain that it was the right desicion, i miss her very ,much. even though you had a different situation, i still feel your pain.im sure your dog was a great dog and didnt mean to bite and probably didnt ever bite anyone before, i think you will re-cover but still have a very special place in your heart for comet. ~ ps im only 12yrs old but am very sincere
He's a mix of just about everything. My husband went to Puerto Rico on a business trip last year and said there were hundreds of little Comets down there. I really have no clue what is in him.
And, no, no shelter would take him because of his aggressiveness. He was so attached to my family, the person I spoke to said he could easily freak out at another house. She also said if he bites again, I could still be in trouble, even though he was no longer mine, because I knew it was possible.
I feel so sad for you. I had to put my Boomer down 2 years ago, He was almost 17 years old, blind , deaf and the sweetist guy around. He had an intestnal obstruction. The vet didn't think he would survive surgery. I still cry when thinking about him. It does get easier with time. Hang in there.