My heart hurts for YOU, your baby is not suffering. My Aussie was almost 15 when we had to put her down. She had been living with an aggressive cancer we weren't aware of. She was tough. So you was little guy. What a handsome boy!! Our fur-babies are so loyal, so pleasing and love us unconditionally. He wasn't going to complain to you. They look to US to make that decision. I feel you made the right one. Our vet that put our girl to sleep told us he had 5 dogs over the years. NONE of them made it past 10. With big dogs too, they have a shorter life. Our German Shepard lasted a little under 10 years when I was a kid. He was prone to strokes. But he'd rally for awhile. We see our family members suffer with cancer and other horrid diseases. But with our pets, we can make the transition a peaceful and loving one. Is there ever a right time?? No. What if you did keep him too long and he truly suffered more?? You'd never forgive yourself. Time does heal. It helps you live a "new normal" without your companion. But in months you will remember and laugh and enjoy all the love and joy he brought you. And talk about him always. You did good, Jorge. He is forever running and playing.
Aussie 14 1/2 yr old female Smarty pants and ruler of our home