Nancy wrote:I'm going back and forth. it might be the best for Rex and me, but what about my other cat, Diesel? Wouldn't it be too traumatic for him? I have to trust that I'll know what to do when the time comes.
Nancy, we had Bowie put to sleep at home. I called the vet out on the Wednesday morning as I just knew. We also still had Daisy dog with us at the time (she died two months later
My vet was more than ok to come out, even though it was about a 2 hour round trip drive wise for her (we had moved the week before and as she had been treating him I wanted him to remain under her care till the end). I will never regret my decision. We were all there, I gave Bo a huge cuddle on the sofa and the vet then asked if I was ready (sorry am crying here now writing this). The bloke was giving Daisy a cuddle sat on the floor near us and I just nodded and held Bo up to my chest and talked to him and said goodbye.
The vet then went outside for a bit while I sat and sobbed holding my Bo and the bloke hugging me. Daisy was next to us then, leaning in, almost like she knew.
After a while I asked Daniel to go out and get Louise and then we carried Bo out to her car wrapped in a blanket. We had him cremated and his ashes returned to us a week later.
I think I cried for weeks over his death, I was 5 months pregnant at the time and after 10 or so years with him I missed him so. But I was so glad I had the chance to be with him like that at home rather than at the vets. He hated going to the vets and I would never have put him through that at the end. Not that dog.
I think if you can when the time comes, opt for being at home.
OK am blubbing like a good'un now. Got to stop writing.