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gallae October 22nd, 2014 1:47am

My cat had to be put down this weekend. I am away at school and my mom didn't tell me until afterwords. Would you prefer to find out before or after the fact?

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/21/14 10:38 pm

G, I'm so sorry. I've had to stand next to the exam table at the Vet's three times and hold my beloved dogs as the injections put them to a peaceful sleep. As hard as that was, I wouldn't want to not have been there for them. Praying for comfort 4U.

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FemmeAdamWest in the Tardis library
10/21/14 9:16 pm

I would always like to know before so I'm given the chance, if possible, to say goodbye.

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FemmeAdamWest in the Tardis library
10/21/14 9:17 pm

Also, sorry for your loss, and sorry that you found out in that way.

Torfin Never Behind
10/21/14 8:19 pm

Our condolences. It is never easy to lose a furry member of the family.

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FlipFlopGirl Sic semper tyrannis
10/21/14 7:46 pm

I'm sorry. It's hard letting a fur baby go over the rainbow bridge!!

I'd want to know before and if circumstance allow for me to be present when it happens, I would want to be there.

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FlipFlopGirl Sic semper tyrannis
10/21/14 7:48 pm

However if my pet was in such pain where it would be inhumane to keep them alive even for a few hours, I would be ok having a family member stand in my place. Meds exist for pain, but such a pain exists that can't be touched by meds.

gallae Michigan
10/21/14 7:15 pm

I am ok with the fact that I knew after. I have known she was very sick for a while, and I know this was what is better for her. I would have been to selfish. It hurts all the same though :/

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/21/14 7:04 pm

Before, even if it is obvious there is nothing I could do about it. I'm really sorry about your cat, that's always a hard thing.

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2katz I live in Nebraska
10/21/14 7:04 pm

I'm a cat lover and I'm so sorry. I'd rather know before.

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EarlyBird Portland
10/21/14 7:03 pm

After. It would be less painful for me.

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thatsmyname
10/21/14 6:53 pm

Before. If the cat was part of your family, you should have the right to know beforehand, and you should even have the right to be part of the decision.

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alynn Somewhere wonderful
10/21/14 6:48 pm

I'm so sorry. :'(

I'd b rather know ahead of time.

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