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Vet euthanizes healthy dog so it can be buried with its owner.

Discussion in 'Personal' started by MAGAorMIGA, May 23, 2019.

  1. MAGAorMIGA

    MAGAorMIGA Lead commenter

  2. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    Selfish owner. Despicable.
     
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  3. MAGAorMIGA

    MAGAorMIGA Lead commenter

    "Emma was reportedly taken to a vet, put down and then taken to a pet cremation centre in Richmond, Virginia, and the ashes given to the executor in an urn for burial."

    Surely there must have been a genuinely dead dog lying around they could have used instead? It's not as if it would make any difference to the owner.

    Can't miss the opportunity to quote Sir Henry at Rawlinson End:
    "Henry, now refuelled with several great gulps of Southampton Red Rum, a brainstorming cocktail involving a large port, vodka, rum and horseradish sauce, continued.
    Sir Henry
    "These're the only spirits I want tormenting my body... (sniff) Personally, when you're dead you're gorn. Afterlife, aftershave, blugh! Don't hold with any of it."
    Narrator
    He glared at Great Aunt Florrie, who was of quite a different opinion, an almost chandelier with pisces, St. Christopher, crucifix, rabbit's foot and lucky whale's teeth about her neck.
    Sir Henry
    "I don't give a toss what you've done with me when I've shrugged off m' mortal coil... Shove a bit of flex up m' back passage, stick a lightbulb in m' mouth and stand me in the hall. (sniff) Mind you, if you're using electricity you'll have to dry me out first!""
     
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  4. mothorchid

    mothorchid Star commenter

    Sad story.
    However, I have in the past changed my vet because they were the offical vet at the greyhound racing track and used to put down many healthy dogs once they had reached the age of three or four, as they weren't quite so fast.
    I'm not a dog lover, but this seemed so wrong to me.
     
  5. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    10 million dogs killed a year for food in China... but this gets MAGA outraged.

    Oh wait... it's America... no wonder.
     
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  6. MAGAorMIGA

    MAGAorMIGA Lead commenter

    True (regarding China, Vietnam etc). However there it is culturally acceptable to eat dogs, and indeed breeds like Chihuahuas were bred for eating. In the West, we are dog lovers - or so it appears.
     
  7. towncryer

    towncryer Established commenter

    Not a nice thing to do but perhaps she was worried about the dog's future once she was gone.People don't always keep their promises to look after animals once the owner is dead.
     
  8. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Sounds all very Ancient Egypt to me. I bet any domestic staff will be breathing a sigh of relief, even if the dog copped it.
     
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  9. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    I have just been reading the new Pat Barker set in Ancient Greece. Pets were slaughtered for burial with one prince along with a dozen fit young men as a sacrifice. We have made some progress. Shame we haven't made more.

    I have seen a pet owner over here say that their dog would have to be euthanized when they died because it was so attached to them it wouldn't cope. I call that doing a bad job of socialising your dog.
     
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  10. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    hundreds of healthy animals are put down in the UK because they can't be rehomed. With no one to look after them, they don't have much prospect of a happy life permanently in the kennels of over stretched charities.

    If the owner loved their dog, they may have decided this was the best thing for it
     
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  11. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    I can't speak for the OP but it's not the fact that it's in America that is shocking but the fact that someone would wish to have their healthy pet killed,so the pet would be buried with them.
     
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  12. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    I doubt that was the man consideration. My Dad has been dead 7 years and his pet hasn't been happy since, in spite of love and care and attention
     
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  13. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    When I saw the thread title my first thought was "aaaw, bless, at least he'll have plenty of bones down there"
    And my second thought was "that is shocking, you cannot objectify the sanctity of those who have passed in such a disrespectful way"
    And my third thought was "well, it might have been a good retort for the animal shelter workers who spent two weeks trying to talk the executor of the woman’s estate out of the plan."
    And my fourth thought was that the other day we had a thread from @gingerhobo48 depicting the distress of those "left behind" at knowing that the dying wishes of a loved one had been fundamentally overridden by an executor in several irreversible and catastrophic ways.
    So my fifth thought was "yeah, good call. Dogs do not trump humans' last wishes"
     
  14. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

  15. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    Very sad and unnecessary.
     

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