I have just had to put my dear old dog Jack down.
He was 19 years old, he was sore, tired, blind and hard of hearing. He deserved to have his life end in a dignified manner.
I am sad and I will be for quite some time, but having the green dream put him to sleep so peacefully, it was just.....how can I say....beautiful?
I have been involved in some pretty hard palliative care situations (not sure if there is ever an easy one) and I have to wonder, are we treating people with the dignity they deserve?
I'm not so sure we are.
Dearest Jack, Your time has come, you may now rest in peace my old friend. xx