He’s 14 and been going downhill a bit over the last few months. Turns out he has dementia and is losing weight. Vet’s basically saying it’s not fair to let him suffer and we should think about letting him go sooner rather than later. Wife used to work with people that had dementia and agrees with the vet.
Now we have to decide when.
We’ve lost 3 parents over the festive period in the last 20 years and 2 dogs. Absolutely dread it every year.
That sucks @roscoemck - really sorry to hear. Bad memories often feel so much more acute when they happen at this time of year when you are ‘supposed’ to be full of the joys. He will have had the best time with you over the years, and been as happy with your family as you were to have him. It’s so tough to say goodbye.
I’ve never liked this phase of the year, it’s always a struggle to get through it, even without pets and relatives checking out. It’s cold, dark, wet and bloody expensive yet society says we should be happy and joyful for some unknown reason.