Filed Under (day to day, pets) by Rachel on 25-01-2009

Our oldest dog, Harley, is being euthanized tomorrow morning at 8:30. This was a heartbreaking decision for me, and a horrible thing to have to tell the girls, especially given everything else going on in our lives.

Harley takes the comfy chair

Harley has multiple cancerous tumors, and due to her age, treatment isn’t a great option. She is also 16, and is starting to show more signs of her old age: she’s getting grouchy, her hearing isn’t reliable, and a few other things. Also, she’s not finding much comfort anywhere – she usually LOVES her crate, but has been leaving it trying to find comfort.

I had put together a list of 3 things Harley likes best, and if she stopped doing those things, I would make the appointment to have her euthanized. She’s long past that point, and since she is clearly in pain, I know I’m making the right choice.

However, since we are moving on Tuesday, this was just something I didn’t want to deal with at this time, or really at any time. Any prayers or vibes or good wishes for her or for me as I go to the vet with her would be gratefully accepted.

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