The Saddest Thing You`ll See All Day [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 6 years ago Misc

In short, just love the hell out of your pets.
There are 178 comments:
Female 1
PostSecrets are so sad...
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Male 499
Oh holy poo, I have never had to do anything like that, but my heart just broke into a thousand tiny pieces...
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Female 779
My heart just broke, my cat Miss Moppet died a couple years ago. I wasn`t able to be there when she was put down. :( We grew up together (she was actually a year older)... *cries*
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Male 3,745
i got my dog from the shelter before they euthanised him he was all "THANK YOU GET ME GET ME GET ME!"

its funny cuz when we talk about that day he gets depressed and goes to lay down...
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Female 198
I literally felt my heart drop when I read the last sentence.
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Male 2,893
@Muffinzz
Hey, look what you are.......

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Male 50
Not Trolling..
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Female 336
I stayed with both of the cats I had to put down, I wanted my voice to be the last thing they heard, telling them how much I loved them. It`s painful as hell to do but I promise all my cats that I`ll never leave them.

Our pets do know we love them. Let that be a comfort to you. You give them a good, happy life and a kind, merciful release when they have reached the end.

The pain of loss is the price of love. It`s worth it because all the good parts vastly outweigh the bad.
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Female 1,427
Mannn, you made me tear up so bad. DX

My dog died from a snakebite about 5 years ago. We walk outside and she wags her tail at us, wouldn`t eat anything, etc.

I went out to do some errands,came back, and she was gone. T_T
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Female 5,222
omfg T_T
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Female 157
When I was 15, we had to put our dog asleep that we had since I could remember and they wouldn`t let us stay in the room. I remember her barking and whining at us while we walked away because she wanted to go with us. My parents and I had to walk away so we couldn`t hear her barking anymore, and then we just held each other and cried. When they finally let us in, they had already covered her up with a blanket. I can`t imagine how scared she must have been. :`( 7 years later and I`m literally bawling my eyes out right now just thinking back to it.
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Male 1,646
good job putting me in a terrible mood IAB, we just euthanize my dog a month ago...
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Male 235
Quickest way to put it out of its misery: shoot it
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Female 3,727
Oh my god, my dog died a few years back he was 17.5. I still miss him everyday. I git him when he was 3 months old...

*SAD*
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Male 772
"My dog is turning 10 years old pretty soon. Oh man. She hardly runs and jumps anymore. It won`t be easy when the time comes..."

My cat had to be put to sleep a couple years ago, had her half my life. It`s not easy. Just make sure you spend all the time you can with her, or else you`ll regret it afterwards.
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Male 1,184
Uh... and what exactly happens prior to injection? o.O I don`t see what there would be to do.
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Male 339
My dog is turning 10 years old pretty soon. Oh man. She hardly runs and jumps anymore. It won`t be easy when the time comes...
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Male 296
We`ll put a suffering animal out of its misery but make humans endure pain and agony to the end when terminally ill.
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Female 4
As a vet nurse the hardest thing i see is Owners having to go through this choice. It is never easy. Always heart wrenching and terribly sad for all invovled. Make the right choice for you and your pet and never regret the desision. If for you hugging your pet while it passes is right then go with it, if you know it will be less stressful to let your pet be away from your pain then know that that is right. You know your pet... let them decide through you xxx
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Male 72
>>> If you are just trolling..well you should probably start running now. The IAB regulars can be quite ruthless.

Don`t you think that is what a troll wants? o.O
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Female 854
This made me sad...my Aunt just put her dog of 15 years down. :`(
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Female 472
@paddyt07: I don`t know how domesticated animals can be stupid. I had a dog that was able to open my fridge and eat half my food. Quite a feat since dogs don`t have thumbs.

And what about seeing eye dogs? They are domesticated and trained to the point that they are assets to their blind owners.

Or service dogs? Be they Police or Military dogs...they are by no means stupid.

Think before you post dear.
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Female 472
@Muffinzzz:

I don`t know if you are here just to troll and start something but if not I will say this:

Having to put down a pet is profoundly difficult. People inherently get attached to their pets, and as I stated before, they become family.
Pets are a source of unconditional love. Having to look your pet in the face and know that they will shortly die is something that would effect anyone who has a shred of compassion. Even the thought of it can bring profound sadness to people.

The only people that are the exception to this are unfeeling bastards who have no regard for the life of an animal.

As Septemberex asked: Have you ever loved anything?
If not, I feel bad for you. There is so much joy in having a furry companion be it a cat or dog.

If you are just trolling..well you should probably start running now. The IAB regulars can be quite ruthless.

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Male 678
boredfjord; It looks for you right after you leave the room.
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Male 1,067
I don`t think it`s particularly sad but that`s probably because I near enough hate domestic animals. They`re so stupid.

Although, I read a story about a guy who did this job; probably on 4chan, and that was quite sad
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Male 928
How does it look for you if it`s dead?
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Male 50
Wtf why is everyone hating on me I seriously don`t see what`s so sad about this
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Male 425
:(
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Female 355
I`m officially depressed.....Guess that means im not bored anymore.
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Male 12,138
I cried a little inside. And Rawrandmer, we love you too.
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Female 196
@Siyanor: You have the option of staying in the room DURING the injection. You don`t leave after your pet is injected--you are either there from prior to injection to your pet`s euthanization, or you are not there at all. So they look for you for quite a bit more than "ten seconds."
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Female 282
now I`m crying like an idiot. DARN YOU IAB, for not curing boredom, but for making me cry.

PS IAB I still love you, you were my first and only love. I SHALL ALWAYS LOVE YOU. just a bit less when things like this are posted.

forever yours

-rawrandmer

<3


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Female 463
Aww...It`s so sadd... :`(
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Female 282
GOSH DARN YOU WHOMEVER POSTED THIS! THIS MADE ME CRY AS SOON AS I READ IT!
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Male 41
hmm.... i never thought of it that way. ive never had to have any pets euthanized (never really had any pets) but if i had to i would definately stay now :(
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Female 146
I remember when post secret put this up... I bawled my eyes out.... thanks for the remind :(
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Female 332
Whoever HAD to get this memo probably didn`t deserve to have the love the poor animal had for them. Chickenpoo tards
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Male 2,893
PS
F*ck you Muffizz you son of a whore.
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Male 2,893
Oh waht the f*ck man........ look, you made me misspell "what".... oh f*ck you guys....... this sucks now.....
GODDAM YOU WHY DO YOU HAVE TO BE SOOOO CUTE!!!!
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Female 199
son of a whore

IAB, you don`t cure boredom anymore
you just cause sadness and unpleasant bad feelings
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Female 695
This made me tear up. My dog is so close. We`ll have to put her down soon. She`s been with me since I was six and there`s no way I`m leaving. I`m going to clutch her and sob until she`s gone. : (
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Female 27
D:
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Female 646
Muffinzzz, have you ever loved anything?
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Male 50
Why r u all so sad about this i dont get it
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Female 527
This is true. I too work at a vet clinic.
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Male 1,184
Ok. They look for you. For, what, 10 seconds? How long does it take for the lethal injection to set in?
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Female 235
Also, I am crying right now...had a hard time with my own dog (he was poisoned by some evil being) but I stayed with him till the end. I may never get over his death but I would feel much worse right now if I had walked away.

I come here for laughs...and now I need a hug. :(

Or a snuggle from my new doggy.
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Female 235
Years ago I was bringing in one of my kitties for yearly stuff and someone came in with their little white doggy in a basket, crying. She paid the fee and LEFT! I have not gotten over that. Yes, it is hard but it is the last thing you will ever do for them. Please stay.
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Female 200
WHY YOU DO THIS IAB
;,,,,,(
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Male 1,081
T~T
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Female 209
Thanks alot IAB... I`m a fu(king crying mess.
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Male 25,416
Awww.. sad face :(
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Male 185
that... aw... awwww... BAWWWWWWWAWAAAA!!!
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Female 316
Like I didn`t feel guilty enough for having my cat put down!!!! Holy crap!!
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Female 62
That is heartbreaking :(

In my life I have had to have 2 rats and a cat euththanised, and I stayed all times. Despite how heartbreaking it was.

*Goes off to hug my cats*
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Male 526
..... :( :( :(
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Male 5,190
My pet will live forever!!

Fudge you!! *runs away*
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Male 1,083
i gotta get me a pet.
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Male 602
Hell stay or go is an option? Guess I used to live in the country, they did it while he was in the passenger seat of my truck. Sad times.
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Male 179
well that was a downer....now i miss my dog....alot.
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Female 1,095
I didn`t stay with my dog. He knew he was dying and before we took him in, he did that thing where he kept running away from us so he could die alone. Besides, you can never get that image out of your head once it`s there.
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Female 3,001
awwww, that is so sad :(
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Male 914
...damn that hit hard...my cat was recently euthanized...don`t think the pain and memory will ever go away.
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Male 240
Post Secret FTW!
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Male 291
im going to go hug my labradoodle now
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Male 619
Well poo
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Male 1,548
F*ck, that`s the saddest thing I`ve seen all year.
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Male 2,690
Damn... :/
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Male 83
This one hit me the hardest...im 800 km from my Labrador,yellow as the golden retriever on the photo,and just wanting to hug him!!!
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Male 17,512
It`s a heart breaker, But I agree, Be there for them.
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Female 477
:`(
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Male 483
Wow, this hit me a lot harder than I expected it to.
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Male 364
I held my cat when he was put down. He was even purring till the end. After 5 seconds the purring stopped and he flopped in my arms. For weeks I cursed the decision to hold him but it was the right thing to do. If you make the decision to end a life it`s only fair you are there for them when it happens.
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Male 394
ggolbez, you stupid idiot...
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Male 1,287
@alexander_xx

It`s the nature of the beast. If I couldn`t take a verbal or written thrashing from a complete stranger, my handle would be Jessi Slaughter.
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Male 6,694
Ouch my heart. Now I have my dog in my lap. Wow.
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Male 1,287
@Kaleotera

Thanks for sharing. I`m sorry to hear your cat`s in poor health. I have an 18 yr old cat who, thankfully, remains in relatively good health, but I dread when her health declines. I hope your cat`s health improves, but if not, I`m glad she had someone to look after her as you are. It sounds like she still has a fairly decent quality of life with your assistance.
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Male 339
wow all of yall are just asking for trolls to come piss on your pets graves... ill bet 4chan would love reading this poo!
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Male 1,931
Um, after they`re dead they`re dead. How can they look for you? Are they zombies?
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Male 533
This is really depressing. Thanks, IAB ._.
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Female 472
This really hit home for me, because my cat has been very sick. She is 15 years old so she is close to 80 in people years. We just got back from the vets and she is not a good candidate for the surgery that has a possibility to help her.
The only option we have is to make her as comfortable as possible.
I have worked with this vet for a very long time, so he didn`t mention euthanasia. He knows and I know that it would not be an option.

All I can do now is spend my time feeding and watering her like a baby and give her the meds that will make her more comfortable.

In my position, euthanasia is not an option. She still may get a little better and be able to eat and drink on her own.

I don`t care what anyone thinks.When you have a pet for 15 years, they are no longer just a pet, they are family. I wouldn`t euthanize any of my family members.
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Female 1,236
I stayed with my cat Leia--I looked into her eyes & breathed in her last exhale. Heartbreaking, but I`m glad I was with her.
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Male 7,585
i was in there for other peoples pets, and that sucked. there is no way i could be in there to watch my own pet be killed.
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Female 148
Getting back to the original post, euthanasia for pets (or animals in general) is lauded by some, reviled by others. I`m really not trying to troll here, but I wonder if those who endorse euthanasia to humanely end an animal`s suffering would do the same for a person. How about those who disagree with animal euthanasia? It`s possible to observe an animal to determine if it`s in pain. A person can (usually) tell us outright. Legality aside, would you consent to euthanizing a loved one who has a terminal illness causing pain and suffering? - Fuego

As a Hospice Nurse, I can honestly say that I wish terminally ill people could make that decision for themselves.

But I understand why people are afraid of this. There are many ways that it could be mis-used :(
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Male 131
Aww cmon IAB I`m being put through a pretty bad time at the moment and this just made me even more emotional.. I almost cried :\
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Male 214
...i teared up, it reminded me of when they took my dog away when i was younger, i didnt even get to say good bye.
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Male 1,287
Getting back to the original post, euthanasia for pets (or animals in general) is lauded by some, reviled by others. I`m really not trying to troll here, but I wonder if those who endorse euthanasia to humanely end an animal`s suffering would do the same for a person. How about those who disagree with animal euthanasia? It`s possible to observe an animal to determine if it`s in pain. A person can (usually) tell us outright. Legality aside, would you consent to euthanizing a loved one who has a terminal illness causing pain and suffering?

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Female 148
greggpethers - I get you, too.

You find my opionins offensive.

I formed my opionins over 40some years of life. I own the decisions I make because of them.

And I am telling you that if I choose to save my pets over someone I don`t know. I will own and live with that choice.

And I am sad that people like you do run parts of this sad world.

I don`t mean to be offencive to you, but your lack of allowing others to have their own opinions without being rude to them is very sad and disturbing to me.
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Male 1,598
:C
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Male 493
@gorgack2000: "I understand that bizarre attachment to an animal. I always feel a lot worse when an animal dies than when a person dies. I suppose it`s because animals are generally innocent and less complex than humans."

We are definitely on the same page. Yes, it is their innocence, and also their selflessness. They give and give us love, and ask for nothing in return.

"It`s sad, but in a choice between saving my dog and a stranger, I`d have to go for the stranger. I`d feel absolutely awful for doing it, but I can`t be selfish and put my feelings over those of hundreds of people."

So here`s a what-if for you: house on fire, save your 4 year old son or a stranger? The stranger`s death will affect his family, his kids, his WoW guildmates :), his coworkers, etc.. Nobody but you and your wife will be affected by your child`s death.

People will choose their own child, and I don`t think you would call that "selfish".
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Male 560
this is old as the internet
also, my dad had to put down a cat because he got some sort of crystal buildup in his bladder
he took him to the canal behind our house and drowned him
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Male 411
This turned me into a sappy pile of goo...
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Male 1,287
@gorgack2000 sorry to have beaten a dead horse as it were. My point in asking the human vs human scenarios was to illustrate different factors that weigh in without the human vs animal bias. The same factors can and often do come into play with human vs animal. As you say, it`s all down to a difference of opinion.
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Male 271
sure... i got you the first time.

im just saying, just like old lady muggers, i find your opinion offensive, and wrong.

also, i dont OWN my opinion like a posession, i FORMED my opinion.

and i am telling you, that saving a dog, over another human being, is messed up. sure, you live with it, and i will too, alls i am saying is, i am all sorts of glad that people like you dont run the world.

not trying to be offensive to you, but your opinion deeply disturbs me.
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Female 276
this is from aaaages ago on postssecret. i love postsecret >.<
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Male 555
I just had to go hug my dog and cat :-(
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Female 148
@ greggpethers

"i didnt mean u were a boy it`s a turn of phrase.

your approach implies there is no right and wrong. just opinions.

i dont buy that. i think anyone that leaves a human being to die in place of an animal is seriously messed up. it angers, confuses and depresses me.

some people think it`s ok to mug old ladies...

is that ok just coz it`s thier opinion?

the reason you respect my opnion is because it isnt stupid."

I don`t respect OR disrespect you or your opinion.

It`s yours. You own it. You have to live with it.

I beleive in right and wrong. Just not the samethings that you do.

I am more than glad and willing to allow you to have your opinions.

You should allow others to have theirs.

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Female 1,435
I love postsecrets.com its the only thing i look forward to on sundays.
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Female 2,352
That is so f*cking sad.

I`ve never had to put a pet down but I would sure as hell stay with them they`ve stayed with me after all.
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Female 1,593
Awww :(
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Male 6
@ Siyanor - No, the card is saying that the pets look for you once you leave the room.

PostSecret is THE BEST....that`s where this is from...
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Male 298
That, my friends, is the saddest thing all year
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Male 271
at Roni C

i didnt mean u were a boy it`s a turn of phrase.

your approach implies there is no right and wrong. just opinions.

i dont buy that. i think anyone that leaves a human being to die in place of an animal is seriously messed up. it angers, confuses and depresses me.

some people think it`s ok to mug old ladies...

is that ok just coz it`s thier opinion?

the reason you respect my opnion is because it isnt stupid.
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Female 646
@ Siyanor
No.
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Male 4,680
@Fuego- Read my last post again.

"Then I suppose it`s all down to how your brain works. To some people, they`d rather not take the risk of saving a stranger over their dog. Personally, I would. Whether that`s genetic or inherited is a topic of discussion for another thread."

The discussion is over: The conclusion is that some people are willing to take risks that others aren`t. It`s crazy, but some internet debates DO reach conclusions from time to time.

And whether I`d save a geriatric or a child is very different from saving a dog or a stranger since one involves two people and one involves a person and an animal. That`s a whole new discussion which I can`t be arsed to go into.
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Male 1,184
I... don`t... get it...

Does understanding require that I believe in an afterlife? Because it seems so...
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Male 1,287
er...wrongly accused? Different people will have different answers to these and all other dilemmas. It`s human nature. It`s not always about living with yourself afterwords, either. You have to live with society afterwords, too.

...and sometimes society might not be happy with your decisions. welcome to civil/criminal court.
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Male 180
Sad, but still a worthy post. Pic should be published on blogs and in mags all over.

On the lighter side, reminds me of one of the lines from `@*#! My Dad Says` book. Something like "Your brother had a last special moment with the dog before the vet threw its carcass in the trash."
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Male 2,506
Omg the futurama episode with the dog, saddest episode of anything ever.
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Male 1,287
[quote] Your house is burning down and your dog and your child are trapped inside. You can only rescue one of them. Who do you pick? [/quote]

lol...these hypotheticals always crack me up. without going into detail, this scenario simply would not play out in my house the way you intend. For the sake of your argument, let`s say my child. My wife and kids always take priority.

I will always try to save a human life where possible, but that doesn`t mean animals don`t deserve the same. I try to avoid tunnel-vision when making my decisions.

That said, sometimes people have to make pretty harsh judgement calls. Here`s some back at you, gorgack2000. You can only save one: a geriatric or a child? a mother or a father? A jailer or an inmate? Sometimes our first choice isn`t the best choice. What if the geriatric is in perfect health while the child has a terminal illness? What if the jailer routinely abuses those in his custody? What if the inmate was wrongl
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Female 73
Reminds me of my dog =(
P.S. I think it`s a PostSecret
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Male 2,034
Now let`s post a link to a commercial featuring a sad piano song and slow-mo cuts of sad looking animals. Then Sarah Mclachlan says a bunch of bullpoo.
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Female 1,963
Don`t make me cry dammit. I wasn`t there when our first cat was put to sleep. I was only like 8 at the time, though, and my mom was with her. I referred to it as "when she was murdered" for years, although I now understand that our cat had been in so much pain for so long that death was a huge relief for her.
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Female 285
This reminds me of that Futurama episode with Fry`s dog, for some reason. Aww man....
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Female 148
Easily the most reasonable thing ever written on IAB - IamBored29

Thank you ^_^
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Male 648
"And I have a different opinion than you. It doesn`t make me right or you wrong. It just makes it different. I`m not judging how you feel, think, act. Please extend me the same accord."

Easily the most reasonable thing ever written on IAB
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Female 148
Then I suppose it`s all down to how your brain works. To some people, they`d rather not take the risk of saving a stranger over their dog. Personally, I would. Whether that`s genetic or inherited is a topic of discussion for another thread. - gorgack2000

Correct. As I answered someone else on this thread. It`s a choice. And it`s a choice that I have to be able to live with, just as you will make the choices that you have to live with.

Everyone is different. And I am glad of this.
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Female 9,402
:*(
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Female 2,674
When we had to put down our cat, my mom said we shouldn`t stay because that would be a bad last memory. My last memories of her are still when she`s sick, and one of the worst is handing her to the vet and watching him close the door. I wish we had stayed and been with her D`: My mom regrets that now too.
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Male 4,680
"I don`t know if the person that I would choose my pet over is good or bad. If they would have a family or not. If they were the best person in the world or "someone like Osama Bin Laden".

I don`t deal in `what ifs`.

But to answer your question. If it was a stranger then, yes, my pets come before them."

Then I suppose it`s all down to how your brain works. To some people, they`d rather not take the risk of saving a stranger over their dog. Personally, I would. Whether that`s genetic or inherited is a topic of discussion for another thread.
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Male 4,680
@DiePSPolice- I understand that bizarre attachment to an animal. I always feel a lot worse when an animal dies than when a person dies. I suppose it`s because animals are generally innocent and less complex than humans.

However occasionally we have to set aside our feelings and think about the greater scope of things. Yes, it`s going to hurt a lot if my dog dies, but then I save him and leave the stranger, then the stranger`s children are going to be affected. That and the people that stranger worked with, his wife, his guildmates on WoW, his parents, his neighbours etc.

It`s sad, but in a choice between saving my dog and a stranger, I`d have to go for the stranger. I`d feel absolutely awful for doing it, but I can`t be selfish and put my feelingss over those of hundreds of people.
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Female 148
it;s all based on soppy feelings, and jut like your boy Roni C, you get deluded weirdos who think any animal coiuld be worth a human life. it;s preposterous.

like i say, love animals, protect them and feed them... but dont lose sight of what they are. - greggpethers

I`m a woman, not a boy ^_~

And I have a different opinion than you. It doesn`t make me right or you wrong.

It just makes it different.

I love animals. Sometimes more than people. That`s just a fact.

I`m not judging how you feel, think, act. Please extend me the same accord.

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Male 2,440
Pffft, it`s just a dog or a cat. Show some damn humanity for your grandparents! They won`t be around for much longer!
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Female 148
@gorgack2000 - *sigh* I was responding to your comment "stranger had a family then you`d have just sentenced his/her kids to a life of poverty and emotional turmoil".

I don`t know if the person that I would choose my pet over is good or bad. If they would have a family or not. If they were the best person in the world or "someone like Osama Bin Laden".

I don`t deal in `what ifs`.

But to answer your question. If it was a stranger then, yes, my pets come before them.
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Male 271
what makes an animal less then a person is the persons propensity to provide for that animal, in every way.

animals do have rights, sure, but i would argue that it is testament to mans goodness, and not any rights that the dogs have earned. look at the way chickens are treated... cows... etc etc.

do they have less rights coz they are less cute?

it;s all based on soppy feelings, and jut like your boy Roni C, you get deluded weirdos who think any animal coiuld be worth a human life. it;s preposterous.

like i say, love animals, protect them and feed them... but dont lose sight of what they are.
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Male 493
@gorgack2000: Maybe you`re right, maybe animal lovers (like myself) are crazy. There`s something about a pet, dogs in particular. They are always happy to see you, they never hold grudges, they love you unconditionally and don`t care if you`re rich or poor, pretty or ugly. If you have a bad day they are always there for you.

In return, as an owner, you are responsible for them, as they are dependent upon you. Other people are self-sufficient and have the ability to do things themselves, whereas my dog cannot operate a doorknob. If my house was on fire and the choice was between helping a stranger and my dog? I don`t know, but it would be a hard, hard decision.
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Male 153
Sucks, my mother called me, she has to have her rabbit put down today. Cool rabbit...mom is sad...but the world always revolves.
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Male 4,680
@RoniC- So you`d let a complete stranger die simply because there`s a minute chance that he might be a pedophile?!
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Female 839
I`m actually heartbroken, bawling my eyes out right now. When i was about 12 i stayed with my mom while her dog was put down, and i saw his eyes as he died. It`s not something i would want to do again, which is why i couldn`t stay in the room a few years later when my cat was put to sleep.

So yeah, thanks for that.
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Male 4,807
RoniC
" And if he was a mass pedophile rapist murder"

Then by that reasoning they would cease to be a "stranger"
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Female 148
@gorgack2000- And if he was a mass pedophile rapist murder, I just saved countless children from a very nasty death. What-if’s are useless.
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Male 4,680
@RoniC- Really? If that stranger had a family then you`d have just sentenced his/her kids to a life of poverty and emotional turmoil.
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Male 53
@greggpethers jeez... animal lovers kill me. love them, sure, but dont pretend like thier worth extends any further than your own personal good graces.

The law itself dictates that animals have rights, but consider, an animal has emotions, thoughts, feelings, is self aware, can love and hate. What makes an animal any less important than a person. I think the analogy fits, if the earth were someday visited by a super-intelligent alien species, and they judged us by you, you could not come up with a reason to give us any rights, after all, compared to them, why would we deserve any?
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Female 39
Between the picture and RoniC`s post.. I actually teared up. It`s hard to imagine what`s going on through their minds when they feel that needle injection, and it`s even harder to imagine what they think when the owner they love leaves them to die.
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Male 246
"I find it fascinating that euthanasia, the most dignified, peaceful, wonderful gift that we give to our beloved pets to allow them to pass on when they are suffering at the end of their lives, is illegal to give to our parents and grandparents.

Instead we force them to endure painful treatments and prolong their lives so they live out their last days in pain, with tubes going everywhere, in a hospital, instead of peacefully, gracefully, at home."

Agreed.
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Male 493
I find it fascinating that euthanasia, the most dignified, peaceful, wonderful gift that we give to our beloved pets to allow them to pass on when they are suffering at the end of their lives, is illegal to give to our parents and grandparents.

Instead we force them to endure painful treatments and prolong their lives so they live out their last days in pain, with tubes going everywhere, in a hospital, instead of peacefully, gracefully, at home.
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Male 246
I prefer to just not get pets so I don`t have to deal with this problem. Unless it`s something awesome like a turtle or parrot that will probably outlive me.
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Male 519
T_T awwwwwww
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Female 148
Just to finish this off, consider this: Your house is burning down and your dog and your child are trapped inside. You can only rescue one of them. Who do you pick? - gorgack2000

Between my pet and my kid? My kid.

Between my pet and my husband? My husband.

Between my pet and a stranger? My pet.
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Male 4,680
Dogs are awesome (I have one which I`m taking for a walk later) and I`d hate to see a dog die, but in all seriousness I`d rather have my dog die than another person (unless it`s someone like Osama Bin Laden).

Some scary posts in this thread claiming that humans are less important than animals. People genuinely think that? Even as a vegetarian who lets mosquitoes out of the window rather than killing them, I still think an animal is for the most part less important than a human. Animals still have rights of course, but placing them ABOVE humans? That`s rather worrying.

Just to finish this off, consider this: Your house is burning down and your dog and your child are trapped inside. You can only rescue one of them. Who do you pick?
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Female 347
Why would you post this on here?

Miss you buddy!
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Female 148
I would NEVER euthanize a pet, ever. - ShadowMoses

We had to put down our 13 year old `baby` (our youngest kitty) last month.

He was bleeding out from a GI Bleed. There was no hope that he could live.

He was in pain and miserable. The Vet said that if we did not Euthanize him, he may linger on in pain for another 5 to 8 hours.

There was no way that I would inflect that on an animal that I loved so much.

When the Vet gave the injection, he sighed and relaxed for the first time in hours.

Then he started to purr for the first time in hours.

Then he went calmly to sleep.
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Female 843
I still wonder if that happened to my dog. Too soon, thanks i-a-b |-(
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Male 36,400
[quote]I left my poor dog "Beans" alone when the vet euthanized her for inoperable congestive heart failure. - rickbub[/quote]
Well, next time you`ll know better! See? You learned something from IAB.

[quote]I would NEVER euthanize a pet, ever. - ShadowMoses[/quote]
I`m glad I`m NOT your pet. We have to be responsible for animals of all kinds in our care. If that means `the big sleep` to end their suffering, then that`s whet we have to do.
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Male 46
Oh god, this hit me.
I`ll be bawling my eyes out in a minute.
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Female 148
I`ve lost 5 wonderful pets to the Rainbow Bridge in my 42 years. I have ALWAYS stayed with them and held them when the time came. I would feel so bad if I left them to pass over alone :(
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Male 36,400
People leave their pets??? Dratters!
I stay with mine when that awful day comes, I think I`ll go cry now...
(I have 3 very old kitties, that day is coming for them)
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Male 101
read it already a while ago
bawwwwwwwwwwww
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Female 7,833
Stay, always stay. It is actually okay, and you feel better than you would if you left! Alright- it not okay- but, you know, same as you hold your child when it has a shot, you have to do it.
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Male 2,056
didn`t get the choice to stay. basically had to bring her there, final hugs, and leave.

god that was hell
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Male 271
human supremacist?

yeah, supreme coz we put animals down to stop them from pain... with specifically designed and manufacrured tools, medical knowledge and highly trained vets... right?

should dogs get the vote too?

jeez... animal lovers kill me. love them, sure, but dont pretend like thier worth extends any further than your own personal good graces.
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Male 259
I held my dog in my arms as she was put down. I spent the whole day digging the grave, too (the yard was an old rock quarry, so digging down past 3 ft was extremely difficult). Very sad, indeed.
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Female 4,376
I`ve read this before and it always makes me sad. I`d stay with my pet if that happened.
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Male 233
I couldn`t stay in the room, I didnt want my last memory to be of my dog dead. It`s already sad enough that I was bawling my eyes out just knowing we had to put her down :( We had her cremated though so I have her ashes.
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Male 383
;_;
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Male 699
awwww
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Male 768
Awww, that`s so sad.
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Male 1,455
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Male 116
"they are just animals. cute, adorable, but animals."

Wow, shows how much you care about other beings. Human supremecist.

Sometimes you have to accept, that although they are "just animals" They are equal. Same rights and everything
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Male 89
sad...
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Male 7,378
Yeah this is the hardest part of dog ownership. The people who say they`d never do it just haven`t been in the situation yet. Someday you`ll face this dilemma and you wish your dog a natural death all the way to the last minute.

PS: I care more for dogs than I do Pakistan. Screw them.
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Male 116
Watch Marley&Me

Within the last 10 mins, you`ll be in tears
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Female 296
@ ShadowMoses what if you had a dog that had an inoperable cancerous something and they were in so much pain would you rather just let it be left in pain? no dude sometimes it`s the right choice no matter how much you/I hate it. (now i`m crying) :(
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Male 4,807
ShadowMoses
"I would NEVER euthanize a pet, ever."

Soooo, you would just let it suffer a long, painful and horrible death such as cancer?

I think we are lucky we can put our beloved pets out of their misery from a terminal illness.
Yet when a person is suffering and terminal we do everything possible to make them survive to suffer another painful day.
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Male 293
Thanks a lot IAB (I`m A Bastard)!!! I left my poor dog "Beans" alone when the vet euthanized her for inoperable congestive heart failure. Damn. Where`s the liquor and sleeping pills...
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Female 2,289
"they are just animals. cute, adorable, but animals."

"and you are just a human. cute, adorable, but human" says the alien in your room right now using it`s invisibility.
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Male 333
My dog has had three actual near death experiences and I would never put him down dude he`s fam
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Female 277
aww that`s a horrible job to have :(
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Male 541
wow...that just ruined my day.
I`m gonna go give my dog a hug now
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Female 965
I miss PSC. :-( I can`t even remember the last time I read it.
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Male 257
I would NEVER euthanize a pet, ever.
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Female 2,695
my dad owns a veterinary clinic and every now and then they`ll have to put one down, he says it`s always different but on occasion he says he swears he can see something leaving the body. every now and then he`ll come home looking bedraggled and it`ll because some weird poo happened
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Male 271
???

i mean... who cares? a fleeting moment of pain for an animal that`s about to be killed?

sure it`s not exactly a happy thought, but google Pakistan for some sadder news.

they are just animals. cute, adorable, but animals.
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Female 7
I teared up a little :(
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Male 321
Awww... I have unfortunately had several pets euthanized... not fun because it has been the ones we have loved most...
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Male 2,005
now this brings back some sad memories
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Male 37,888
s`okay. they quit looking once they`re dead.
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Male 19,842
Link: The Saddest Thing You`ll See All Day [Pic] [Rate Link] - In short, just love the hell out of your pets.
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