Oh madison10 I had to make the decision to put my dog down in January. It was just awful and everyone cried like crazy for a long time.
We were never going to get another dog ever, but, we couldn’t take not having a dog in our life. After a few month we found a breeder that was near us that just happened to have a Westie. Well you know what happened- yep and she is a good girl and we now live comparing our little one with the one that passed away.
God Bless you in your mourning. Please know that there is life after death.
Our old Akita Inu is 12 1/2. He has neurological problems in his rear, has trouble getting up and is slow and limping when he does. The vet keeps telling us we have done well and given him 2 years more than he should have had. He is still a happy boy, bright-eyed and smiling. We love him dearly and tell him daily how he has been a perfect dog his entire life.
Because he has been so wonderful, we will grieve when he passes and then, we will go out and adopt another dog in honor of our present boy. Not another Akita Inu, though, because we don’t want to have expectations that cannot be met.
We talk about a German Shorthair Pointer, a breed my husband grew up with. Noble dogs and a worthy successor. We are dog people, so that is simply the way it is.