The end of our journey

Discussion in 'Senior Labradors' started by Bommer brown, Dec 12, 2021.

  1. Bommer brown

    Bommer brown Registered Users

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    14 years ago I joined this forum to learn as much about our new Labrador puppy as I could. I devoured every piece of information as I could find and learned so much I felt confident to adopt our second Labrador. For 14 years they have filled or lives and home and lives with loyalty, fun and mischief. The last few weeks have been painful as arthritis and old age have set in. Tonight our darling Muzzy has deteriorated and I know tomorrow we must go yet again to see the vet but this time with a different mindset. We have treated her for much in the last few months but today I can see the longing in her eyes to let her go. I’m not ready, none of us are but I think the time is here. I will sleep beside her tonight as I did when we first brought her home as a little puppy. I will stroke her head and her ears just like she loves but I will spend the night preparing to say goodbye. I can hardly bear for tomorrow to come but come it must and I need to face up to doing the hardest but kindest thing for my best friend. Please think of us tonight xx
     
  2. sarah@forumHQ

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    Oh Bommer, I'm so sorry. Their lives are never long enough and it's not fair. I genuinely believe that giving them a dignified, peaceful end is one of the most greatest acts of love we can ever make for our dogs. I've just finished reading Monty Don's book about all the dogs he's owned, and in it he says something along the lines of 'when we take responsibility for their life, we take responsibility for their death as well' which really struck a chord. But it's so hard, and I'll be thinking of you, Muzzy, and all your family today x
     
  3. Bommer brown

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    She went over the bridge this morning. We are heartbroken.
     
  4. QuinnM15

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    I’m so sorry - it’s never long enough.
     
  5. chautham

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    I am sorry for that. I wish that can say something nice to share your sadness, but now I just can say I am so sorry
     
  6. Puppy Newbie 85

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    Crying reading this, I am so sorry :( Remember all the good times and know that you have done the right thing for your baby x
     

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