I’m going to keep this brief, just because I’m so mentally and emotionally exhausted right this moment. I had to say goodbye to my 11 year old German Shepherd, Sascha. In short, she had to have emergency surgery yesterday (Friday). Got a call from the vet yesterday and today saying surgery went fine and she’s recovering. I went to visit her today at 11. She was semi out of it, but she did raise her head to look at me and make eye contact. At 2:30 I got another call from the vet saying Sascha was going downhill. I asked if I could return. At 2:45 I got another call saying things are really bad and she may be gone by the time I get there.
Sascha being Sascha of course hung on until I got there. They suspected she was having numerous clots and the outlook wasn’t good regardless. I said my goodbyes, as you can hear in the video, and thanked her for her wonderful companionship. Shortly after I ended this video I heard her groan and said that’s enough. She’s hurting, please put her down.
While they were euthanizing her I just kept saying, “it’s okay, you can go now, thank you, let go, it’s okay.”
Obviously I’m grieving since this just happened a few hours ago, and her presence is all over the house with toys, food, medication, etc, so it’s tough. I’ll write more in the next day or two.
Sascha July 26, 2003 – February 21, 2015