How much is too much to spend on a sick pet?
I asked this question 6 weeks ago when we had our dog's spleen removed. Today we put our girl to sleep.
In the end, it was not about money. We would have spent $10,000 more on her today, but it was a question of life. The question of life far outweighs the question of how much money I would spend on a sick pet.
Would I do it all again? You are damn right I would and I would not change one thing. Every day of the last eight months was a gift, a blessing, a treasure! Removing her spleen was the best money we ever spent. Chino felt so good the last 6 weeks until last night.
I have heard it all before - people telling me that when the time is right you will know or the dog will tell you. This morning before we left for the vet, I lay next to Chino on the floor and whispered that we will continue to fight this disease as long as she was willing. She looked up at me with her big brown eyes and for once she didn't bark to communicate with me. She looked at me and dug deep into my soul. I knew she was losing her fight.
However, we were going to the vet for a transfusion this morning so I thought perhaps I was just being pessimistic. By the time we got to the vet, our girl could hardly get up. Her disease was attacking her body more than she could handle. The vet said it best when he told us that we made the right decision. We fought more than many would fight but we stopped before it was inhumane. She felt great until yesterday and today she feels great again walking with my dad on the rainbow bridge.