Wow, harsh. The vet I worked at refused to euthanize healthy pets. We did re-homing for a fee.
I've wondered about vets and healthy pets. I have been meaning to look into it so I can have a contract with the vet in writing, instead of it just being written in my will. I also thought of kill shelters. They kill healthy animals every day. I can't bear to re-home them. I'm not kidding when I say they get sick. Pneumo would probably die with in weeks. Jorja might last a little longer. I don't want them to suffer like that. I understand that others don't understand it. I can't stand the thought that someone is not treating them well. I would haunt them. I'm a fruitcake for my kids.
My best friend said she would take them, then she had a kid. I think she would still take them though. The reason I came to this decision is because they both have become ill when I have had my hospital stays, and I am in the hospital several times a year. I took a vacation once too. That, to me, is giving them a chance. I just can't leave them. I'm sure it sounds irrational. I'm not totally insane, I swear. I could definitely live (beyond the grave) knowing that if I gave them to someone, they would put them down if illness set in. If they didn't I'm pretty sure I would haunt the fuck out of them. These muh chitlins and I'm insane when it comes to them.
Chances are I will out live them though so I won't have to worry about it
While I dont think you should have the cats put down, I AM going to go ahead and say That I know what you mean about them getting so stressed out that they make themselves sick. I used to have this dog that I rescued. When I first got her she was in terrible shape, I didnt think she would make it. She had really bad problems with her kidneys and someone had tried to crop her tail themselves and she had a giant nasty infected wound on her tail. She was skinny, malnurished, sick and just plain fucked in the head from what she had been through. I nursed that dog into excellent health, But she couldnt stand it if I wasnt around. She would get nervous loose stools and shit EVERYWHERE. I came home one day and it was something out of a horror movie. She would also get sick and throw up whenever I would leave. I tried kenneling her, But she would destroy evey kennel I put her in, and fuck herself up in the process. One time she broke out and cut her mouth open chewing the door and then cut her self in a few different places breaking out. There was blood everywhere. It looked like a murder scene. Well When I got pregnant with my daughter, I had to give the dog up. I gave herto my moms boyfriend at the time, becasue he was the only other person she bonded with as well as me. He had to leave for a night to take care of his mother, and while he was gone the she broke the window, Got outside, jumped the fence and got hit by a car and killed. All because she was SO nervous all the time from being abused. So I DO understand what you mean, but surely theres got to be someone who will love them and care for them as well as you do
Yeah, whatever the reasoning is I think it's fucked up. Sorry morbid.
eta I just explained it to Don and he said "Nobody can love my child as much as me, so I'm gonna drown it. That's what you're saying." haha
Hey, I think everyone is entitled to their opinion. I didn't say it was rational. I KNOW it is irrational and I even said it. I'm not completely fucking nuts, just with my cats. If you read the entire thread, you would have noticed that I have gained a new perspective from discussing it. I have explained the re homing in several posts too. No one has really been against my wishes. Maybe they are just saying okay to warm me up, I dunno. It really is my decision anyway and it doesn't matter what other people think. If I cared or was afraid of others opinions, I wouldn't have posted it. The realistic view is that I will out live them anyway so it shouldn't be an issue. I have prepared for it just in case. BTW, I appreciate the comments, nice and harsh.
I have plans in place for all the animals should something happen to me. The biggest pain in the ass was finding someone willing to take on the horses. They are a 30+ year commitment, and not everyone is happy with the idea of inheriting a 4-legged money eating shit machine. I didn't really have anything in place for them until that one lady at the barn offed herself and left her poor babies in limbo (the barn is still trying to figure out who legally owns them now). I'm even ok with the girls getting sold, if need be, as long as it is to a loving home. Dogs and cats are fairly easy to rehome, comparatively. Well, except my cat because she pees on everything and has to stay outside, else all your furniture will be defiled.
OK. I thought you might have missed a couple posts because the things you posted about where already mentioned and discussed. I get it though, your two cents. It's appreciated. I'm a very open minded person and welcome others thoughts, opinions, suggestions, blah, blah, blah. I gotta scoot. Niece's bday party today. She's gonna be five Monday and she's a freaking terror. My cats HATE her.
Oops. I meant to quote angela on that one
"It's the salt water that changes the Rainbow's pretty colors to gray." "And his colors never come back?" "No, once he's been to the sea he's changed forever. The Steelhead can come back home here, stay for the rest of his days, and live among the other Rainbow trout, but he'll always be different because of where he's been." Morsi, Pamela. Garters.
Morbid, I really wasnt trying to be a cunt. Seriously, god forbid anything happens to you, I'll take your furbabies. Dead serious. We're cat people, hardcore.
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