Horrible week. We've been half expecting this moment for a long time but when it came it was all so very sad. Poor old Ollie (16 years old) has been on medications for a long time for heart failure, hyperthyroidism and, more recently, progressive renal failure. Sadly he reached the end of his tether on Tuesday.
The vet and her assistant very kindly came to the house and administered the fatal injection while Ollie was cuddled on my lap. It was very peaceful for him and he did not have the distress of going to "that place where they stick things into me". Wish we humans could have the option to die like that.
We are left in bits. So too is his sister, Pru. But what lovely memories we have of a loving, playful and loyal friend. XXX