How long do you let old pets linger ?
I wrote a post before about grooming my dear 16 year old Anna -
Now it's become clear to me - she can hardly see , she is almost deaf - I think she is confused most of the time. She trips over things that she should see.... stares at walls ... I use sign language to get her to eat . I'm up 3 to 4 times a night ....because she walks near the door to go out .... when I open it -- she has a blank stare & just stands there. If you pet her - you can feel every bone in her back & her hip bones.
I KNOW she is close to the end ..... but she has a strong heart and a strong personality .She survived parvo as a puppy that's why the neighbor gave her to me --- they didn't want any more medical bills.
My heart wants me to let her pass in her sleep. I'm just second guessing myself . Is there an absolute sign of pain that should bring eternal relief ? I'm so torn .........
( My heart thanks you )