Sorry for your loss.. But that is a decision only you can make.. Now if it was me I wouldn't want to see him I would want to remember him the way he was when he was alive and cherish all those wonderful memories...
3 months ago
Last edited at 9:12AM on 1/22/2014
When my bird died 2 weeks before my birthday they let me see his body! it only made me more sad but it reminded me of all the time we had together and it made me feel not guilty for not saying goodbye! if i had not seen him for the last time.. the next month for me would have been worse then it originally was! so I recommend you do! and I am sorry to hear that
Why? Remember your doggie the way he was. Happy, running, playing, licking, wagging his tail at you. :0) I am so sorry for your loss. Each day will get easier but why go "back" a day? I mean the decision is totally up to you but my thoughts would be remember him the way he was. :0)
Of course we are all different but it is my opinion (humble as it be) that you should see your dog one last time. Sure, it will make you sad and you will most likely cry and feel horrible for a long time. But look at it this way.... He was your faithful companion for (? long) and it is the last loving thing you can do for him. I truly feel that if you do not see him and pet him one last time and tell him you love him and thank him for the joy he brought into your life, you WILL regret it. I have heard that over and over many times from people who chose not to see their pet that last time and have lived with that regret. I hope this helps one way or another to make your choice. I empathize and am so sorry for your loss.
3 months ago
Last edited at 10:06AM on 1/22/2014
This is a tough one for me to answer, but I'm going to. When we put our dog down 31/2 years ago, I said goodbye to her with the memories I have as I type this right now. I have pictures and funny antics about her my husband and I still joke about. Her sharing her life with us was a wonderful experience. I didn't nor needed to see her in a dead space. I thank her for the memories and the time we shared. I think she would have wanted it that way. She would not want me to see her in any light but a happy one. She always thought she was beautiful. And she was. I remember her that way. I would suggest you choose a path that will suit what you and your pooch would like.. I'm sorry for your loss.
Yes you must see its body, because you have spent such a long time with him. It is better to see him before it is too late and repent for rest of the life. Sorry to know that but to pray for him to rest his soul in peace you must see him.
I'm so sorry for your loss. It's really your decision and whether you can handle it. I've only had one dog, and he'll be turning four years old next month. When his time comes, I don't know if I could handle seeing his body after he died if I wasn't with him when he was going. It I was with him when he was going, then I obviously wouldn't have a choice. But it all depends on if you can handle it. I'd be a mess either way....
I'm sorry :( if it's gonna make you more upset don't do it, if you feel bad that your doing something wrong by not wanting to see your dog for the last time remember that your dog isn't there anymore, it can't see you
i am so sorry 4 your loss cause i have a dog and losing her would be devastating to me... also don't see the body because once you see it you'll see that it will make you cry, weep, even scream maybe. im only telling you this to help you.