Molly was put to sleep this morning at 11am 11/11/2011. Just when we had the two minutes silence for armistice. Took her for a walk yesterday, even though it's a bit of a struggle for her she still enjoyed it. Then yesterday evening her back legs stopped working and she was screaming with discomfort. Something to do with a bad blood clot. Maybe because she's had breathing problems too for years. She was 13.
Thanks. Yeah, last night was the first time she's been in discomfort. We got her when she was three or four. She used to live outside in a shed with her brothers and sisters. When we got her in about 2001 she was a mess. Hair so long and absolutely filthy, she looked like an old mop. Went pretty deaf over the last few months, and also started loosing the plot a bit. I don't know if dogs can get dementia. She loved every minute of it though, and that's all that matters.
My thoughts are with you mate, sorry for your loss.
My little one Tilly is 14 (Maltese Terrier) she has heart problems, can just about see and she has seizures, she's on tablets. To be honest with all her problems she's happy and in a good home. My thinking is that if you feel the animal is suffering then it's time to let go.
As for my other one Daisy (Shih Tzu) she's a pain in the arse, really naughty, but can't stop looking into those eye's and feel the unconditional love, she loves everyone and we love her.