There’s one thought, one image every pet owner is constantly running away from. Saying the last goodbye to your trusted companion. It’s inevitable, yet we act like we can put it away. Until we can’t and it creeps up on us, unprepared. But we should.
The owner of the dog said goodbye to his dog. The dog was already 14 years old. The woman’s eyes were full of tears. The woman hugged the dog and the dog passed away after some time. The scene was as if the man begged not to abandon her. The woman suffered from deep grief and sorrow. The dog had lived with her since the dog was a tiny puppy. She wished that these last moments lasted forever. She did not want to realize that she lost his furry friend.
Pet lover Jessi Dietrich from Jacksonville, Illinois recently asked her vet what the hardest part of his job was, and the thing she revealed about putting down pets instantly broke her.
“I just have one pet of my own. His name is Rick, he’s a dog and is about 2 and a half years old,” Jessi told. ” Though he only weighs about 5 pounds, he has the biggest personality to make up for what he may lack in size.”
Rick’s near-d.e.a.t.h experience made Jessi very aware that one day she will have to say goodbye to his furry little treasure. “Lastly I’d just like to say that while some pets may only be in our lives for a short period of time, we often are in their lives for a large percentage of theirs. They are with us during our highs and lows, always excited to see us when we’ve gotten home. Please consider this when the time comes for you to put an animal down.”
Jessi would also like to add that his intention of tweeting this was just to share what one vet said, not to guilt people into staying or making others feel bad for not staying for previous pets. “I just wanted to share these experiences to raise awareness to them, especially that last one. There are options when putting a pet down.”