Parting with our pets is hard enough, but something like this makes it even harder!
I'm not sure what my reaction would be, but doing what's right is never really easy! I sure don't want to have to make the choice this guy has to make. It would be hard on everyone, especially the family!
No matter how you try and explain it to the kids...you just know they are NOT going to understand. That makes a difficult decision even harder, without a doubt!
Family dog put to sleep, wakes up hours laterBy: Tom Wait
REDFORD, Mich. (WXYZ) -
Matt Olivarez had to do what every animal owner dreads – he had to put his dog to sleep. Now he may have to do it all over again.
Last Saturday, Matt took his 10-year-old Rottweiler, Mia, to the vet. Mia has spinal problems and is barely able to walk. Matt’s vet recommended the family dog be put down because nothing could be done to ease her pain.
Matt says he watched as his beloved Mia was given two shots. Moments later Mia closed her eyes and it appeared she was gone. Matt says the vet declared her deceased.
Because Mia is so important to his wife and two young children, Matt brought the dog home so the family could give her a burial. But the next morning Matt went into the garage where he put Mia’s body and she was awake.
Now Matt is faced with a gut-wrenching decision – does he go back to the vet and put the dog down again.
"What if I would have buried my dog alive? What if I would have cremated her and burned her alive? How do I explain to my kids I have to kill Mia twice?" said Olivarez.
Action News contacted the vet’s office where the procedure was performed. We were told there would be no comment until it could be verified that it was Mia that survived the shots.
Life is full of really hard decisions, and this is just one of them! Luckily, this is one that not all of us will be forced to make! That is something that we can be thankful for, I think!!
Now, my friends, let's get some fresh coffee and sit in the kitchen for a bit! That isn't a hard decision at least!