6 June 1994 - 2 May 2007
- Rest in Peace -
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Blogging from the Highlands of Scotland
'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot
Wednesday, 2 May 2007
'Tara' - Rest in Peace
Tara, my pet dog, had been in failing health for some considerable time and I took the painful decision this morning to have her 'put to sleep'. She did not quite reach her thirteenth birthday, but I think she had a pretty good life, marred only by the last few days when her health collapsed very rapidly. I shall miss her - she has been a good friend over the almost twelve years she has been with me. I was with her when she was euthanised and she went to sleep very peacefully; within 20 seconds of receiving the injection her body went limp, with a tranquil expression on her face, and less than half a minute later the vet was able to confirm that her heart had stopped. So at least I have the comfort of knowing that her final moments were peaceful and that she suffered no pain.