This post isn’t about the 70s, it is about country life vs city life. I had overheard “someone” talking the other day, and they were making fun of a individual who said they had to shoot their dog. That “someone” thought it was a barbaric country hick act.
We have always put our own animals down. That is just the way it was. My dad grew up on a farm and they put their animals down, so I am sure that is why we did it too.
I guess I am actually kind of upset at this nonchalant attitude that it’s a barbaric thing to do. Do you really think it’s that easy to pull the trigger on a dog that you have played and grown up with for the last 14 years? Then dig a grave and bury them?
Know what I think is barbaric? People who leave their pets at the vets to be put to sleep 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.
At least I comforted my pet and said my goodbyes before I pulled the trigger.