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My little man has gained his angel wings

I have posted blogs before about my dog, Ollie.  So I thought I would share my last story about him.  On Friday 2nd November I had to make the hard decision to put him to sleep.  As you can imagine, this was a very difficult decision to make, but I know it was the right one.

For a few days before I made this decision, he had been having trouble walking.  When I took him to the vet they told me he was having trouble with his spine and back legs.  They told me I could give him pills on a 10 day course, which may or may not help.  Operating on him at his age was not an option.  He was 15 years old, so understandably they will not operate on dogs that old.  So I had to make the decision to put him out of his pain and put him to sleep.  This is a very difficult choice to make for anyone.  But I am thankful that I have had 15 wonderful years with him.  He has brought me so much joy and pleasure and am so happy to have had him part of my life.  Dogs are like your children, aren’t they?

I have lots of wonderful memories of him.  He was such a loving dog, and everyone who met him thought he was a lovely dog.  For anyone who has or had dogs, you know how hard it is when you lose them.  No doubt, I shall get another dog in the future, but not just yet.  Thankyou Ollie for the 15 wonderful years you have given me.


What do you think?

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  1. My heart breaks for you. This has happened to me and it is not easy. I am sure you did the right thing. Hold onto the happy times. The forever memories.

  2. I am sorry coffee queen, I called you mavic because I was looking at the comment above mine when I was writing mine. I sincerely apologize for the mistake. I think my mind was so upset about hearing of your loss that I just was not really paying attention to the layout in front of me. Again, I am sorry.

  3. My heart reaches out to you. I also had to put down two of my beautiful dogs because of age and health problems. My first one was Princess, (Shetland sheepdog) who was going to turn 16 yrs old before I had to have her euthanized. My second one was my sweet dear Tasha (mix Husky and German Shepherd) who was 13 yrs old when she was put to rest. I agree it was a very hard decision, but I did not make the decision based on me, but rather on them because of their advanced age and because I do not think that treatments would have been good for them. They both gave me lots of love, attention, laughs and memories and it was time for them to go and rest and play in dog heaven and now Ollie has joined them and I am sure that they are all looking down on us and thanking us for a wonderful and loving life they led at our side. Do not worry mavic, Ollie loved you and is going to watch over you all of your life.

    • Thankyou HistoryGal. Yes, you can’t let them suffer, can you? Thankyou for your kind words. And I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your 2 beloved dogs too.