My family is putting our dog down today
I knew he wasn't doing good as he went to the pet hospital earlier in the week and was given some meds. My parents called to let me know right as a zoom meeting was kicking off - called my boss and told him what was going on and he was 100% supportive and said that is was no problem to reschedule.
Have taken the rest of the day off and have just been laying with my dog and scratching him where he likes it. My hands are cramping up but the vet said he'll call us when there is an opening so we can bring him in to put him down. Kinda glad we don't have a set time as I've been playing with him.
I've had a few extended family members pass away but none of them hit me hard. First death that hit me hard was one of my grandparents. I know my dog isn't a human, but I'm closer to him than anyone else. It's a weird feeling knowing he'll be dead by the end of the day as he has been snuggling and acting pretty normal since I've arrived.
Just wanted to share. I have to tell my cousins later which will be hard seeing as they're young. Am thankful my boss was so understanding and I could tell he was genuinely upset when I told him what was going on. Again, I know he's a dog, but to me he's more important than pretty much anyone alive except for a few select family members.