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post #11 of 15 Old 01-13-2010, 07:33 PM
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Aarrrgh!! That must have been hard to do. Kudos to you for putting him out of his misery tho.
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post #12 of 15 Old 01-13-2010, 09:12 PM
Condolences...I have seeing them suffer but putting them down is sometimes harder. And thank god for our forum members who replied so quickly.

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post #13 of 15 Old 01-14-2010, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
Yeah thank you everyone, I hate 'playing God' but I knew he wasn't going to make it and was probaby in pain so I think it was the best thing to do. I'm just glad I joined this forum and people were on hand to help, I would never have thought of the 'freezing' method!
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post #14 of 15 Old 01-14-2010, 11:11 AM
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Sorry you had to go through that, but goodles to you that you had the guts to get him out of his suffering. I dread the day when I will have a situation where I need to consider putting a fish down. I am a whimp when it comes to that. That is one thing I do not like about having fish.

I had to put two horses down in my lifetime (within the last 5 years)....the Vet Hospital did that is....and it was the worst thing I have ever had to go through out of all the animals I have had. It was also VERY expensive trying to save them. I lost my beloved Percheron draft horse in June last year. He had to be taken down to WSU (Washington State University large animal hospital). It cost us almost 10 grand and we had to have them put him down. I was devastated. I still have horrible visions of him being there. I miss him terribly and also my Saddlebred/Arab that we lost as well in 2005, a month after my dad passed away. That was also the same year I lost my Pug from a preditor....possibly a Mountain Lion but not 100% sure. Our Chocolate Lab saw the whole thing.
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post #15 of 15 Old 01-15-2010, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
I'm sorry, that's a lot of animals to lose. A mountain lion, wow, that sounds so absurd to me living in England! Must be so expensive keeping horses too, I think they are beautiful creatures but I'm a little scared of them after riding one in Greece a few years back and getting kicked by the one in front (ouch!). Admittedly they were quite skittish, probably not very well cared for horses, so I am determined to give horse riding another go at some point!
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