Originally Posted by chocolatepuppy
Can you believe, when we found out there were people who actually said don't you wish she would just die before you get more attached to her?
That's horrible for someone to say something like that.
That's just as bad as someone telling me I should put my 16-year-old Yorkshire Terrier to sleep just because he's old! The dog gets around perfectly fine! Now, he has one eye (because he was attacked by a boxer-mix when he was 7) and due to that he cannot smell or taste anything and he has some slight arthritis in his joints, but other than those things, he is fine. He eats, gets around, and clearly is not ready to go.
Some people think it's okay to put a dog down if it shows the slightest sign of a problem, but if you applied the same thing to CHILDREN (babies being born with diseases, etc.), the same people would be appalled
that you could think such things.
I don't look at animals as people, I look at people as animals. And for the most part, I think what you apply to your dog or cat, you should apply to your child and others.
But that's me, and I've gone off topic.