Putting Harry Down

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Putting Harry Down

Post by eisen » Fri, 25 Feb 2000 04:00:00



This afternoon at 4:30 I have an appointment to put Harry down.

Harry is my 10 year old Cavalier.  2 years ago he became paralyzed (discs &
hips).  First he used a wheelchair, but then his front paws became too weak
to use it.  I've been towel walking him for about a year.

In the past few months he has become more incontinent -- bowel & bladder.
I have an 8 month old baby that makes this issue even bigger than it
normally would be.

Still, I have agonized.  I love this dog.  He is still mentally alert.  But,
I've spoken to good friends, and my vet who I trust implicitly.  He knows
what I've been through with the dog.

I'm going to miss Harry for a long, long time.

 
 
 

Putting Harry Down

Post by Annette Tyne » Fri, 25 Feb 2000 04:00:00


These days we are so able to protect the friends with 4 legs who share their
lives with us, and we give them the best of the best, and extend their
lives. Sometimes  because we protect them, they may not be able to walk into
the woods and "lay down their robes" on their own.  That's when we take a
different walk with them and protect them from our need to keep them with
us.  We love them, we cry, then we let them go live in the world of Spirit.
You're showing your love and respect for Harry by taking him off leash now.
It's time for him to run free.

Many kind thought sent your way,
Critter's mom Annette

--
Annette Tyner

good stuff for pets & their people

Quote:
> This afternoon at 4:30 I have an appointment to put Harry down.

> Harry is my 10 year old Cavalier.  2 years ago he became paralyzed (discs
&
> hips).  First he used a wheelchair, but then his front paws became too
weak
> to use it.  I've been towel walking him for about a year.

> In the past few months he has become more incontinent -- bowel & bladder.
> I have an 8 month old baby that makes this issue even bigger than it
> normally would be.

> Still, I have agonized.  I love this dog.  He is still mentally alert.
But,
> I've spoken to good friends, and my vet who I trust implicitly.  He knows
> what I've been through with the dog.

> I'm going to miss Harry for a long, long time.

 
 
 

Putting Harry Down

Post by eisen » Fri, 25 Feb 2000 04:00:00


Thank you so much for your kindness.  I tried holistic methods and
accupuncture. . .

            Sandra


Quote:
> I am REALLY sorry to hear this.  I had been following your posts and hoped
> beyond belief that maybe acupuncture or a holistic vet could help your
> Cavalier.

> laura

 
 
 

Putting Harry Down

Post by Annette Tyne » Fri, 25 Feb 2000 04:00:00


Harry picked the right family to share his life with....  How wonderful to
know that love.

Blessed be,
Annette

--
Annette Tyner

good stuff for pets & their people

Quote:
> Thank you so much for your kindness.  I tried holistic methods and
> accupuncture. . .

>             Sandra



> > I am REALLY sorry to hear this.  I had been following your posts and
hoped
> > beyond belief that maybe acupuncture or a holistic vet could help your
> > Cavalier.

> > laura

 
 
 

Putting Harry Down

Post by Dwol » Fri, 25 Feb 2000 04:00:00


Well I see I'm not alone......... my baby... lost his ability to walk 2
months ago......  He...... oh god....  now I say was.......  no IS... a 15
years old Golden.............  Nobody could have asked for a better
boy........  Well he died today...... I thought I was ready......  maybe a
little bit but it hit hard...... I wanted so much for him to go on his
own....... and there were days were I was mad that he didn't........ I came
home from work today... early as usual and well..... I've been carrying him
outside for over a month... and sometimes I thought I was a freak....... but
he's everything to me.......  tonight I had to make a decision to let him
lye on the blanket he spent so much time on till tomm. or bring him to the
Vet before 7:00...... part of me wanted to wait..... but I just got back...
and now life moves on..........
    I praise you for the care you've been giving your baby....... I made an
appointment about a month ago to take him to the Vet and do it...... after I
got off the phone I lost it... he said come now... I couldn't....... I
wanted so much for him to go on his own...... and it went on and on......
truly believing he was not in pain... sure not happy... who would be...
Believe it or not the time I picked him up to go out were times to hold him
tight...... big hug and maybe a bite on his neck.... I bit him
often.................  Well you have your wonderful baby so that should
help ... for me as of now I don't have much but I hope this will turn a new
leaf on life???? 15 years that's a lifetime..... he really needed to go but
all I could think when I saw him dead was  Oh please one more day...........
I feel for you........... Dogs are the BEST BEST........ and sometime I
think... soon I want a new puppy......  my landlord say's no but If I decide
I need one ..... too bad... he'll live....... He bought my apartment while I
was living here so I was aloud to stay...a and well I'm a Dog person.......
I don't no........ I put up a post some time back  "Dogs put a smile on my
face"     and that they do... I even love bad commercials with dog doing
silly things..............
    If I did make that decision to put him down I was going have the Vet
come here... I didn't have the heart to put him in the car to take him... I
also had the vet give me mild sedatives to make it easier for me so he would
be in lala land... unfortunalty the last week he was mostly there
anyway.......  I feel I did above and beyond and It seems you have to and
well that makes us special........... so I hope it's not to hard for
you..... but unfortunately it most likely will be..........
.................................. I'm not going to read through what a just
wrote so I hope it mostly makes sense..........   Here's a link to my boy...
ithink tomm. it will be time to but up more for the Greatest Friend
ever........ let me know how things go if you like............. peace
.........  Joel

Quote:
> Harry picked the right family to share his life with....  How wonderful to
> know that love.

> Blessed be,
> Annette

> --
> Annette Tyner

> good stuff for pets & their people


> > Thank you so much for your kindness.  I tried holistic methods and
> > accupuncture. . .

> >             Sandra



> > > I am REALLY sorry to hear this.  I had been following your posts and
> hoped
> > > beyond belief that maybe acupuncture or a holistic vet could help your
> > > Cavalier.

> > > laura

 
 
 

Putting Harry Down

Post by Deb Bingha » Sat, 26 Feb 2000 04:00:00


So sorry to hear your news. There are many of us who have been in the same
or similar situation and I am sure they would all agree that we send our
love and goodwill your way. Keep it together friend.
Deb


Quote:
> This afternoon at 4:30 I have an appointment to put Harry down.

> Harry is my 10 year old Cavalier.  2 years ago he became paralyzed (discs
&
> hips).  First he used a wheelchair, but then his front paws became too
weak
> to use it.  I've been towel walking him for about a year.

> In the past few months he has become more incontinent -- bowel & bladder.
> I have an 8 month old baby that makes this issue even bigger than it
> normally would be.

> Still, I have agonized.  I love this dog.  He is still mentally alert.
But,
> I've spoken to good friends, and my vet who I trust implicitly.  He knows
> what I've been through with the dog.

> I'm going to miss Harry for a long, long time.