This morning we had to put our dog, Sheba , to sleep. She’s been in the family for 15 years. It was the right thing to do but it’s breaking my heart. My son is at school right now. I don’t know what to tell him when he comes home.

First, I’m so sorry.
I am assuming that the dog was old and ill.
Surely your son will understand that she was suffering and that you wanted to honor her love and loyalty by ending her pain.

I’m so sorry. We lost our beloved Miss Emily on December 19 one year. Pretty much trashed Christmas at Casa Scarlett that year. We don’t have kids, and we didn’t have to “make the decision,” but it hurt pretty bad for a while all the same.

We bought a little springer spaniel Christmas ornament (and it actually looks like her quite a bit!) that hangs in the front of our tree every year. Maybe your son could help find (or make) something like that for Sheba. (A little framed picture of her with a ribbon maybe?) It made us feel a little better to do something to honor her.

Good night, Sheba. You were a good dog.

I’m so sorry about Sheba. :frowning:

Even if they were ready to go, losing a companion is never easy.

My sympathies. All the best to you and your family, ms.deanna. :frowning:

I am so very sorry. It is never easy to say good-bye to a well loved pet.


I’m very sorry for your loss.

As gently as you can, tell your son the truth. Then hold him and share his grief. It will be hard but it’s the best way. I did the right thing for my little old man, Chang Lee, at the end of October. I miss him, but I am not sorry I ended his suffering.


Thank you, everyone.

That’s always such a hard thing to do. I’m so sorry. Pets are such awesome blessings. I wish you and your family the best and most empathetic vibes while you deal with this.