I just put my golden down today... I have had her for almost 7 years. We got her when she was 4 and a half. She was the best dog in the whole world! I am just really haveing a bad night. I am haveing fellings of guilt. Maybe i shouldn't have done it maybe i should have let god take her. What gives me the right to take life....
She had cancer and i know she was in a lot of pain.. so I am so relieved that she is no more pain!!!
But i am just really struggling with " what gives me the right" I am not God!!!
Maybe someone here can help me to understand and put my mind at ease!!!
My sympathy for your loss. It is never an easy decision to do what you did. I have been in your shoes and have thought your thoughts. As with all losses, time does help. Think of the special moments you had and know that she is no longer in pain.
I am so sorry you lost your girl. Its such a hard ,heartbreaking decision. I think when a dog is in alot of pain and their quality of life is gone it is good they have someone that loves them enough to make that terrible decision.
It is a very sad occasion when we are faced with the decision of putting our beloved pet to sleep, most pet owners are faced with this dilemma and I can't think of anything worse than allowing a pet to die a slow and painful death. What you did was the ultimate act of love, there was nothing to be gained by allowing your golden to linger on in agony and you should be at peace with your decision, you really did do the right thing. Try to dwell on the good and happy times that you have shared together.
I'm sorry for your loss. Know that you did right by your pet because you did not play God..You did what any loving, caring person would do if in your situation. Prolonging suffering is only for the living not for the suffering.Know that your dog is in a better place and is pain free. ((((HUGS))))
By ending your dog's suffering does not mean you're playing God, it means you're compassionate. I would love to see the day when modern society will stop playing moral politics with our personel lives and let us make the decision to end our own suffering with dignity if need be.
You can rest assure that you made the right decision. Your dog looked to you to do nothing less. In time after you grieve awhile you will realize it also.
I am so sorry about your Golden. I have been in your shoes and I know exactly how you feel. You will go thru a lot of different feelings in the weeks and months ahead, anger, guilt etc. But in the end I promise you will feel better about the decision you had to make. We give our fur babies all the love and care we can, try to protect them from everything, but when there is something we can't save them from, like serious illness or injury, we have to love them enough to let them go. God Bless.
i went through the same thing with preanese last october he was 12 yrs and now his niece is sick and she will be thirteen yrs i am sure golden is playing with chaco now at the rainbow bridge he made friends very easy when this happen with chaco i felt the same like you do now and im going through it again with lillie when dhe goes to rainbow bridge it doesnt get any easier at least you were there for her like i was there for chaco and i will be there for lillie