Today we had to have our beloved Staffy cross Mutley put to sleep after a short but rapid illness. He has been a source of love and joy to us for over 8 and a half years. He was a rescue from the dog pound after he had been found wandering, they were going to destroy him a day early when a charity we know rescued him 2 hours before the vet was due. Our lives will be so empty this is the first time we haven't had a dog in over 17 years and have had dogs for 33 of the 36 years of our marriage. But e have so many lovely memories of him our walks will be so much quieter without him making his clucky chicken noise when he was excited.
I am sure when the time is right we will find another dog to give a loving home to and I am sure there will be many dogs looking for new homes once this crisis is over. Our cats are looking for him Toby has no one to share the fire with.It was a hard decision but the right one for our boy the vet was lovely as she allowed him to remain in our car and not be taken away into the surgery ( owners have to stay outside while their animals are treated) and he fell asleep in my lap ( they put a drip into his leg and administered the drugs from a distance).