Re: Saying goodbye to a family pet
I had a dog named Jessica (Jessie) from birth until I was 13. She was a beagle, sort of a mutt though. She slept with me every night since I could sleep in a normal bed, down between my feet. She even had cancer when I was 11 and lived through it. I can still remember when I was 13, waking up one morning and me and my brother, who was also 13 at the time (were 11 months apart) and hearing that we had to say goodbye to her.
She was as much a family member as anyone else, and it was one of the hardest things I had ever had to do in my 13 year old little kid life. I sympathize with you. I can't imagine being the one who has to help the little animal out of its suffering...but it is the right thing to do.