This probably is about the 70s as much as it is about Country Vs City life. I over heard someone talking the other day and they were basically making fun of a someone they knew, how they said they had to go out and shoot their dog. Liking it somewhat to a barbaric country hick act.
We have always put down our own animals. It just the way it is. My dad grew up on a farm when he was a boy and they put down their own animals, so I am sure that is why we did it too.
I guess I am actually kind of upset at this nonchalant attitude that its a country hick thing to do. You really think its that easy to pull the trigger on a dog that you have played with and grown up with for the last 14 years? To dig a grave and then bury them?
Know what I think is nonchalant? People who leave their pets at the vets to be put down and they don’t even take the time to be with them as they pass away. I know people like that. Sorry if you fit that category, but when your pet has given you years of enjoyment I think you should at least be there to comfort them as they go.
To me that is barbaric.