By Moira Allen
http://www.pet-loss.net.... "The painful truth is that if your pet is terminally ill, and especially if it is suffering and unable to function, it will die; the decision you must make is not whether its life will end, but how, and how much discomfort you are willing to allow it to endure."
What I took away from this is that although we are choosing to end their life before it happens naturally (which isn't always the best way), we are really choosing to end their suffering. It's a noble deed.
I have to be honest. Although I found that particular passage about terminal illness helpful, I read through the rest of the website and found it it be mostly biased and very badly written. I have yet to meet a pet owner for whom bargaining is their strongest emotion, and I have yet to meet an owner that is so mired in emotion that they cannot determine if their pet is alive or dead. The articles on that website are NOT good. TI suspect that the author had good intentions when he/she created the site, but the whole thing is dangerously amateurish.
If love could have kept you alive, you would have been here forever. Mama loves you Miss Wiggles <3