Yesterday I put down my 11-year-old Doberman. Her legs were failing her that she could no longer walk without falling down.
I feel awful right now, but I know it was the right thing to do, and as time goes by I know my heartache will hurt less and less.
Now that she’s gone, every time I see something that reminds me of her, my eyes well up with tears. I haven’t felt this sad in a long time.
I’m now undecided if I should throw out her favorite toys and any reminders of her, or not.
I knew I didn’t want her cremation remains since it doesn’t feel comforting to me to have them in my home. I want my dog back alive, not her dead body’s ashes.
I’m also debating if I should make a little shadow box display like the one below. But again I don’t know if it will just be a reminder of this painful memory.
How do you handle your pet’s death? Do you honor them in any special way? Or just try to forget that your pet is gone?