I had a wonderful dog named Purdy whom I loved very much. Purdy was one of my best friends. Putting her down was the hardest thing our family has ever had to do.
One day Purdy was happy, healthy, energetic, and as playful as any dog can be. The next she was very sick. We had to feed her, and we had to carry her outside to go to the bathroom. We knew she wasn’t being herself so we took her in to the vet. We had two decisions, one was to pay lots of money and her still be in pain, or put her down so she wouldn’t be in pain. We chose to put her down because we didn’t want her to be in pain anymore.
I’ve learned from this that although the decisions we make in life can sometimes be hard, when we followed our hearts we knew it was a good decision.