This is for two friends of mine, one a new friend Marian Goetzinger another an old friend Deb Murray, who are in the position that they have to decide when is the best time to put their dog ddown. Is there ever a right time?
One of them just put a dog down that she rescued, a little yorkie named Pixie. As fate would have it, just a few months later, she may have to put down her beloved boxes named Willow.
Putting a dog down, a beloved friend, is one of the hardest things to do. I remember when our golden retriever got sick. He was the neighborhood dog. All the kids who couldn't have a dog, called Buddy theirs. Brianna, who lived directly behind us, couldn't have a dog because of allergies in the home. She was as heartbroken as our own children.
I remember praying that I would just wake up and he would have passed in his sleep. But no, my husband and I had to make the dreaded decision. They made the last appointment for us at Georgetown Animal Hospital in Hudsonville, MI and they closed the clinic down. We took him home to Conklin, MI to bury him because we lived in a sub-division. Our little maltese/shitzu went into mourning and we thought we were going to loose her to-she stopped eating. The next day a beautiful bouqet of flowers arrived from the vet clinic, in addition to flowers and cards from all the neighborhood kids.
So this is for you Deb and Marian. Please click on the link Dogs In Heaven.
Lindsey and Willow about 5 years ago.
I don't claim to have written this. It has been around since before there was an internet. It gives me peace everytime I loose one of my companions. I hope it gives Marian and Deb a little peace in their hearts!
If you are relocating to West Michigan and have pet, please feel free to call me. This is one vet clinic I could not recommend more highly:
Georgetown Animal Hospital
2856 Port Sheldon St
Hudsonville, MI 49426 (616) 669-3612 No Web-Site