Wednesday, February 18, 2009

For Wiggles


I've never had to make the decision to euthanize one of my own pets. I routinely counsel other people on when the time is "right". But today I finally had to make that decision for Wiggles. He wasn't eating at all, was dull and lifeless in his pen and generally looked painful and miserable. His weight had dropped to less than 4 pounds (he was six pounds in his prime) and I refused to let him suffer any longer than he already had. Early this morning I let him go. I'm sure he has rejoined Holly at the Rainbow Bridge.

11 comments:

Sue said...

I'm so sorry about Wiggles. It's never easy to say goodbye.

Sara said...

sorry to hear about Wiggles. Sounds like he was ready to go.

Ricky the Sheltie said...

So sorry about Wiggles but it sounds like you made the right decision......

Diana said...

So sorry to hear about Wiggles. Diana

Dianne said...

We are much kinder to animals than we are to people when it comes to the end of their lives... Goodbye, Wiggles.

drreneigh said...

I'm so sorry about your Wiggles friend. He was lucky to have you for his human, loving and caring for him. It is so hard to be Mom and doctor, but you did what was best for him, a truly selfless act. Rest in Peace, Wiggles.
DrReneigh

Ludo van puppy said...

oh, I'm so sorry about Wiggles, it's such a hard decision to make. But I think you know when they're telling you it's time. Binky free at the bridge Wiggles. :(
~Dee and Ludo

Lauren said...

So sorry for your loss. That is such a hard decision to make.

Josh and Jess said...

Hi, so sorry to hear about Wiggles. We're sure you made the right decision.

Josh and Jessie

Valeri said...

So sorry about Wiggles. It is hard to loose these wonderful creatures we choose to live with.

Belated Congrats on Legend's Titles! I really look forward to see you two in classes again soon!

Take Care,
Valeri

Sarah said...

I'm behind on reading blogs so I just now saw this, but I wanted to say that I'm sorry about Wiggles. I think he was lucky to be your pet.