I made the decision to euthanize my beloved Lab mix a week ago. She most likely had intestinal lymphoma, but to give her enough sedative to do the test to find out for sure could have killed her. She had lost 10 pounds in two months, lost interest in eating and had to have intravenous fluids to hydrate her a few days before the fateful decision. She was 15, a fine old age for a large dog, and yet her quality of life was gone. Like most of you, I am still wondering if I made the choice too soon, if I should have taken her to yet another, fourth, vet. Yes, I'm pretty much wracked with guilt, and yet when I'm centered and calm, I can feel her spirit with me. She has even sent me signs...a cloud shaped just like her, a rainbow beam of light directed at me and pulsing with energy.This may sound woowoo to some, but I encourage those who don't find it crazy to be aware and look for these comforting signs. You will just know you're not imagining anything.Your baby doesn't want you to hurt.
The spirit of a beloved pet stays with us always, waiting for us at the rainbow bridge.