I don't have trouble making the decision to put an animal down because I can't stand to see them suffer and it's selfish to keep a pet alive simply because it's too hard to say goodbye. I'll probably get flogged for this, but there have been times when we've had to do the deed ourselves. Our most recent loss was our husky mix, Bear, this past March. It was 11:30 at night, no vets are open then, and he was clearly in pain and having trouble breathing. He was on his way out but we felt the kindest thing to do would be to end his life swiftly so my husband did just that. Then we both buried him while sobbing like babies the whole time.
Stella - sweet, timid, elegant, lovely, lively, amazing
Luna - large, unattractive, naughty, adored