The Death of our beloved friends is something we never like to think about. As with friends and family we just try not to dwell on the reality that happens to us all.
I don’t want to bring anybody down but I think this is an issue we should all think about.
As your Dog ages it is important to give its Death some consideration. In a lot of cases our beautiful Dogs last moments will be at the Vets with us by their side. This is just the reality for many Dogs. Unlike for people, we thankfully have the option of easing our Dogs final moments, and allowing them to pass away with dignity and not allow them to suffer.
This is not to say this is always the case. Dogs may often pass away at home quietly.
Sam, our fantastic Boy, lived to be over sixteen. He has been gone for a year and a half now. He spent years in the City but he spent his last two years here in Spain. He finally had the freedom to walk out the front door and in to some superb countryside. As he got older he started to slow down but was still enjoying life. Totally deaf and not seeing so well, he stil thought life was great. The inevitable end came close though, and one morning we got up and just knew.
Anyway, I am getting sad so I won’t dwell on the final moments, but I miss you Dude.
We have more land than we can shake a stick at so we knew that Sam would be coming home with us. He was wrapped in a big ‘ol blankie and we buried him on a lovely terrace above the Vegetable plot. It broke my heart but he had a GREAT life.
We were fortunate that we had this option. We live out of the way so even if there are any Laws about this no one would know.
What To Do When Your Dog Dies At Home
What To Do When Your Dog Dies At The Vets
Dog bereavement is horrible to say the least. A buddy of many years is out of your life.
What I want to say really, is to think about it before the time comes. Many people don’t have the options we have. Find out what your options are beforehand.
Can you bury your Dog in the Garden with a great Garden Dog Statue?
Is it even Legal? I honestly don’t know.
Will you have him cremated?
Think about what would happen if your Dog died at home. What would you do? Make sure you know who to call. Can you call your Vet? Will they collect the little pooch?
I had to carry Sam from the Car in his Blanket to the grave, and trust me, it was one of the saddest things I ever did.
Think about what you will do. Make sure you know who to call. I know there are Pet Cemeteries where you can buy Dog Graves in advance. Do you want to do that?
All these questions are things you need to ask yourself. I know none of us want to think about these issues, but when the time does approach make sure you know what will happen. Dog bereavement is hard enough as it is. Don’t let it be worse by being faced with problems that you don’t know how to handle.
Find out in advance what you will do and it will ease the situation.
I am sorry to talk about such serious issues. I don’t want to upset anyone (although I have upset myself)! I just want everyone to think about it so it will not be as stressful as it might be if you are grieveing and don’t know what to do.
May the Doggie Force be with you all.