by Dr. Mel Newton
Here is a portion of the blog post:
"Here’s the thing.
Most people wait too long.
Concerned with cutting a life short unnecessarily, or guilt-wracked with should-of’s and could’ves, they hang on to their pet’s continued existence as proof that this is not a convenience euthanasia.
But, we need to remember that animal cares nothing for our intentions, or whether there is some small hope of a better future. An animal lives in the present. Any decision to prolong suffering should be because there is a significant hope that a life that can be well-lived on the other side of that suffering.
So, let’s set aside the guilt, sadness, and all those other complicated human emotions that are important and real, but don’t matter to the animal in front of us.
When is it time?
Let me ask you another question.
What are you waiting for?"
I read this post just before The Hubby and I decided that Angel had had enough.
And each one of us pet-loving humans is different, and must rely on our own circumstance to make this decision.
As much as my heart still aches with longing to hear Angel's meow again, setting her free was what we felt that we needed to do.
Read Dr. Newton's post; you'll gain insight, I know that you will!
Small Tales Blog published a lovely post about our Angel, read it here:
It made me cry, and that's a good thing!