I just had to watch my dad dog die on the operating table today. Joc was hit by a car and we did everything to save him. He had to have a blood transfusion, but it didn't work, he had already lost too much blood. It was the most awful, pianful thing to see. My dad is away for 2 weeks and I can't possibly tell him while he is on vacation, but he is going to be devistated when he gets home. Does anyone have any sugesstions for me? Feeling helpless.
tarazona, what a horrible experience, my heart goes out to you. I agree, it would be really pointless to ruin your dad's vacation, but this leaves you carrying the brunt of the pain. I hope you have other relatives to talk to, or your close friends. Your father will be obviously very upset, but he also knows that life is not always fair. He will probably be more worried about you and what you had to go through, and quietly grieve the loss of his dog. Of course I can't be sure of this, because I don't know your father, but that's just my guess. Something else that is not very nice to think about, but perhaps a comfort to your dad, would be the burial of the dog. Did the vet keep the body? If he did, then perhaps you could ask for him to keep it until your dad returns. I'm so sorry about the whole sad story, and sending you big ((HUGS)).
So sorry to hear of your loss. I would wait until your father gets home before springing the news on him. If the dog were injured and may or may not have made it, then i would have told him so that he had the option to be there with his pet. Now there is not anything that he can do and he will be suffering this loss on his return. All you can do is be there for him to help him get through it. And its very hard. Most of us here have been through it ourselves.
"No Matter how little money and how few possessions, you own, having a dog makes you rich." - Louis Sabin
Thank you both for your support. I did get Joc's body from the vet and had him buried with an old dog of ours that died of old age a few years ago. I am not telling my dad until he gets back and then will help him grieve. Thanks again for the positive thoughts. Tara