So sorry. I cannot bear to see any pet suffer. You did the right thing. /Lillian
That is so true Miss Lillian, she just closed her eyes and it was all over in a matter of seconds. Love Chris
I have done this so many times with my wonderful pets and for many years I chose not to watch and the last couple of pets , I chose to be there and have them in my arms and I must say to please choose the later as you will feel better. I do not want pets to suffer and they can not verbally tell us and we must choose for them. I love them. Kay
That is so true Kay and I'm so glad Mum finally decided to come in with me. It was so peaceful and no struggle. Love Chris
Deciding that a much loved member of the family has reached the time that they need to depart is one of the toughest decisions that we have to make. Your mum must be feeling so lonely and sad but will have some great memories of her loved little girl. It brings back the times that our beloved now late cats were put to sleep, each time bar one the vet came to the house. I'm sure that you and daughters and granddaughters will all gather at some point soon and have a great time remembering the good times you all had with Miss Sophie
Thanks Caroline, the kids have all rung her and that was really appreciated. The great grand children are all sad about her dying. Love Chris
So sorry. Give her a big hug from me.
Thanks Betsey, I've given her hugs from everyone. Love Chris
Sorry to hear about your mum's little dog. I know just how hard that decision is. We had to have a cat put to sleep some years ago. She was 19 and a part of the family. Hugs for you and your mum. Shirley
Thanks Shirley, that is a great age for a cat. I've heard of that before. Love Chris
Oh my I am so sorry to hear her fur baby was so ill. My heart sympathies and prayers for you all... Suzanne
Thanks Suzanne, it was her time I'm afraid, but she's at peace now. Love Chris
Thank you my dear friends, I can't answer you all individually at the moment, but please be assured that I appreciate each and everyone of your comments. They have lifted my spirits and I know Mum's too. I told her this morning of these beautiful posts and I started crying and she did too, so I couldn't continue. I'm going to print these all out and let her see what an awesome community of beautiful women (and men) you all are, so caring and uplifting.
I know it's been hard of Mum theses past few months just watching her little darling disappear before her eyes. Thankfully she is at peace now and playing up in heaven and chasing those balls and running around like a whirl a gig! She was so full of life. Love Chris
Chris, I'm so sorry for your Mum & everyone concerned, what a sad thing to have to happen but we have to do what's right for our darling pet friends who really become family, I'm getting choked up just writing this as I too as well as many others have had to make this awful decision.
I hope Mum Is coping o.k in the knowledge that she's now at peace
Chris are welling up just reading your message. My heart goes out to your Mum, she will miss her lovely little companion so much. I will pray that the Lord will lift the heaviness and sorrow in her heart and replace it with joyful memories of the time they spent together.
Please pass on a hug to your Mum, our pets are really members of our family and we mourn them as such.
Oh so sad i am crying for /with Mum hugs to you all:):)carolyn
Hugs to you all!
I am so very sorry, especially for your dear mum. It is always a hard decision to make but usually the right one. Sophie is going to be sorely missed.
I've only just came online, guess something drew me here instead of going to bed, now I'm sitting here crying for Sophie and your Mum, she must be absolutely devastated. Oh I'm so very sorry Chris. She was such a gorgeous little girl and a wonderful companion. Your Mum is going to be so very lost and lonely without her.
Sending an Angel to guide Sophie safely to the Rainbow Bridge
Big hugs. Your mum's broken heart eventually will heal and she will cherish the memories and time they were able to spend together
I'm so sorry. I know your mum's heart is broken, no matter that it was the best thing to do.
So sad to hear this, Chris...believe me I know what a loss it is to lose one of our furbabies...my heart goes out to you and your Mum...it will be a bit lonelier for her I am sure...feel comfort in the fact that Sophie was greeted at the Rainbow Bridge by the rest of your loved ones...
when I saw this picture I could feel the pain to say goodbye. We all know it's the best we can do, but it's so hard to let go. the picture reminds me to my little dog who passed away a year ago, but I still miss her. Hope your mum has many lovely memories and pictures to cherish. And miss Sophie will meet all others and your dad, what a comfort she will be welcomed. Hugs/love Gerry
Poor little darling but at least she didn't linger on & get worse & she is now out of any pain. It's very hard to loose a furry family member.... :-(
It's always hard to say good bye, but sometimes necessary. At 14 she had a great time with your mother..
I'm so sorry... every farewell is hard. Belive I know - my old friend was recently euthanased .. She was paralyzed few months.
I am sorry for the loss of your friend. You did the right thing even though it was so hard. She is at peace and without pain.