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#2  Edited By penguindust

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A simple and reasonable question…

Nearly all pet owners are eventually faced with the question of euthanizing their beloved pet.   Either due to age, illness or injury we are asked by the doctor to make a choice.  I myself had to give my consent when my cat was poisoned.   But, while it is one thing to nod your head as the veterinarian prepares the injection, it is quite another to violently pull the trigger yourself.   This is why the climax to “Old Yeller” is such a gut-wrenching scene.   Fifty years later, Will Smith had to choke the life from his dog rather than see her become a ravenous monster.   I don’t currently own a pet, so I’ve had some time to distance myself from that bond, but I question if I could still.   It’s not about guts or machismo, but doing a hard thing when every fiber in you body is crying out against it.

So, I wonder how many of us would have the fortitude to accept that responsibility and lay our friend down.
 
EDIT: I don't know why I thought of this, but I was watching "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" on cable a little while ago.

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#3  Edited By Brians

There is a reason people get paid to do it for you. So you don't have to which is why I said no. I love my pet's and it would be to painful to do it myself.

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#4  Edited By JackiJinx

First question: could I shoot anything? No. Well...zombies, yes.

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Definitely not, unless it was a lap dog that I hated to begin with. 

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#6  Edited By CL60
@Everyones_A_Critic said:
" Definitely not, unless it was a lap dog that I hated to begin with.  "
My dog is awesome shut up!
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#7  Edited By sickVisionz

No.  The only way I could shoot a dog is if I was just walking around with a gun and a dog attacked me.

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#8  Edited By CandleJakk

No. If my dog is ill to the point where I don't think it's fair to keep them going, I won't hesitate to take them to the vet. Just shooting though? I don't think I could.

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#9  Edited By Lawrens

For some reason, I think if I had a choice, I'd rather be the one ending my dog's life, not sure if that sounds logical, but it pains me to have that mental image of my pet wondering "what is this person doing to me?" if a vet were to do it. If I'm the one doing it, perhaps my dog will find a little bit more comfort if they trust me.

But anyway, fuck you for making me visualize that scenario, fuck will smith too! 

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#10  Edited By Organicalistic_

Fuck no

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#11  Edited By Meowayne

No, because I don't own a gun.
 
However, if I woke up to find that I owned a dog, I would personally strangle it on the spot.

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#12  Edited By fini_fly

My dog was hit by a drunk driver and we had to give the ok to put him down because he back was shattered.

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#13  Edited By Phantom_Crash

I don't like this thread much.  I would sooner shoot a person then shoot my cat or a Dog if I had one.

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#14  Edited By Bones8677

SPOILERS DUDE!

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#15  Edited By crusader8463

Yes since I hate dogs.

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#16  Edited By DuhQbnSiLo

No, I couldn't bring myself to do so.

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#17  Edited By Dom

a dog is just another animal

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#18  Edited By Drebin_893

If he was in pain then yes, I could think of the bigger picture and help him as best as I could. If that involves ending his life, I would do that. I would be crushed and broken, but I could do it.

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#19  Edited By PediatricUrology

I'd rather shoot one of my pets than have them given a lethal injection. I don't know that they're not painful, and if they're anything like lethal injections we use on humans then they take a couple shots, one to paralyze them and one to stop the heart and one to kill the nervous system or something awful like that. But a bullet to the head is ugly, but instant.

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#20  Edited By ArchScabby

Hell yeah.  That stupid asshole needs to get taken down a peg or two.

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#21  Edited By Raakill

How many times?

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#22  Edited By Elazul

I don't have a dog, so yes. Stupid imaginary bastard.

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#23  Edited By Yummylee

No. I wouldn't want to even sit in the car on the way to the vet.
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#24  Edited By slax

Nope, not at all. My dog is legit...

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#25  Edited By Raakill

Yes, and the neighbor's dog too. Best keep your kids inside also.

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#26  Edited By Hourai

My dog is old and craps all over the house, but I still wouldn't be able to kill an animal.

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#27  Edited By Oriental_Jams

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My dog is far too awesome for me to be able to kill him.
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#28  Edited By Canberra

Having never owned a dog I’m going to assume I totally could.

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#29  Edited By KowalskiManDown

I'd quite happily shoot someone else's dog.

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#30  Edited By GunnBjorn
@Oriental_Jams said:
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My dog is far too awesome for me to be able to kill him. "

Not for the life of me could i put a slug between those faithful eyes! 
And he is not even my dog!
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#31  Edited By Jasonofindy

Yes, and I actually had to in 1988.  She was hit by a truck and was in what must have been unimaginable pain.  Her entire pelvic area was crushed almost flat.   To have made her wait until she could reach a vet's office would have been extremely cruel.

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#32  Edited By Djeffers03
@Meowayne said:
" No, because I don't own a gun.  However, if I woke up to find that I owned a dog, I would personally strangle it on the spot. "
LOL
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#33  Edited By GunnBjorn
@Jasonofindy said:
"Yes, and I actually had to in 1988.  She was hit by a truck and was in what must have been unimaginable pain.  Her entire pelvic area was crushed almost flat.   To have made her wait until she could reach a vet's office would have been extremely cruel. "

So... you shot her, broke her neck, a fatal blow to her skull with a blunt object? 
This is nót out of morbid curiosity, i just like to know.
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#34  Edited By dbz1995
@Jasonofindy said:
" Yes, and I actually had to in 1988.  She was hit by a truck and was in what must have been unimaginable pain.  Her entire pelvic area was crushed almost flat.   To have made her wait until she could reach a vet's office would have been extremely cruel. "
What did the truck driver do?
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#35  Edited By PediatricUrology

Yes. He shot her. She was experiencing nothing but pain and there was no way for her to turn back from it so he shot her rather than make her suffer for half an hour.

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#36  Edited By S0ndor

No, never ever. I don't even own a gun, nor would I ever buy one.
 

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#37  Edited By Gabriel

I'm sure if it had rabies and was trying to bite me, id have no problem. Though recently I have been feeling guilty about this squirrel I shot, multiple times. (BB Guns are ineffective at killing squirrels humanly :(

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#38  Edited By Jasonofindy

@GunnBjorn 
 
I shot her using a shotgun.  It was one of the most difficult things I've ever had to do.  My father always taught me that the most humane way to dispose of critically injured/dying animals was a quick blow to the back of the head right where it joins the spine.  (I grew up on a farm and so this type of thing came up occasionally.)  However, I was 13 at the time and afraid that I wouldn't necessarily have the strength to properly do that with one quick blow, and I would inadvertently cause her more pain.  I was honestly scared shitless.     

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#39  Edited By Jasonofindy
@dbz1995 said:
" @Jasonofindy said:
" Yes, and I actually had to in 1988.  She was hit by a truck and was in what must have been unimaginable pain.  Her entire pelvic area was crushed almost flat.   To have made her wait until she could reach a vet's office would have been extremely cruel. "
What did the truck driver do? "
He just drove off without stopping.
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#40  Edited By Vinchenzo

No. I love my dog. 
 

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#41  Edited By dbz1995
@Jasonofindy said:
" @dbz1995 said:
" @Jasonofindy said:
" Yes, and I actually had to in 1988.  She was hit by a truck and was in what must have been unimaginable pain.  Her entire pelvic area was crushed almost flat.   To have made her wait until she could reach a vet's office would have been extremely cruel. "
What did the truck driver do? "
He just drove off without stopping. "
Duder, that's honestly messed up. You're 13 and he runs over your dog, and he doesn't even have the curtousy(sp?) to look back and see if you were alright, let alone the dog? I'm sorry on his behalf.
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#42  Edited By Azteck

No. Never. That's horrible.

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#43  Edited By Whisperkill

If I had a dog? Maybe. 

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#44  Edited By Seedofpower

Yes I hate my dog.

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#45  Edited By Goly

If you did, its family would crush you... with CUTENESS!
 
 

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#46  Edited By GreggD

FUCK THIS THREAD THE VERY IDEA MAKES ME SICK! TAKE IT TO A VET LIKE A NORMAL PERSON YOU SICK FUCKS!

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#47  Edited By mano521

i guess i could.    wouldnt really like it though

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#48  Edited By Jasonofindy
@dbz1995 said:

" @Jasonofindy said:

" @dbz1995 said:
" @Jasonofindy said:
" Yes, and I actually had to in 1988.  She was hit by a truck and was in what must have been unimaginable pain.  Her entire pelvic area was crushed almost flat.   To have made her wait until she could reach a vet's office would have been extremely cruel. "
What did the truck driver do? "
He just drove off without stopping. "
Duder, that's honestly messed up. You're 13 and he runs over your dog, and he doesn't even have the curtousy(sp?) to look back and see if you were alright, let alone the dog? I'm sorry on his behalf. "
We lived on a straight but hilly gravel road which unfortunately way too many truckers drove way too fast on because it could effectively be used as a shortcut between two state highways.  A larger, surfaced county highway connected the two states highways just a couple of miles farther down the road, but using it involved going through a couple small towns and thus losing time due to stoplights/speed zones.  The result was a number of crushed "barn cats," but thankfully we only ever lost the one actual pet.     
 
Chances are he didn't stop because he would risk a ticket for exceeding the road's posted weight limit or for speeding.     
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#49  Edited By Romination
No way. I love dogs too much.
 
@PenguinDust said: 

EDIT: I don't know why I thought of this, but I was watching "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" on cable a little while ago.

"
...well... there's exceptions
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#50  Edited By frankfartmouth

Shooting dogs is a gateway to shooting Lennys