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Buddhism and Euthanizing Your Pet
What are your thoughts?
When I was in long retreat my aging dog was in end stage of life and finally died. My Lama said no euthanasia, so part of my retreat was bearing with the suffering of old age, illness and death.
What I learned from my dog was regardless of how bad things got for him, that dog wanted to live, it was I who could not bear his symptoms--which were rather extreme.
Now my old cat, (aged 16), is starting to show signs of 'losing it'. Here we go again. Sometimes I wish I wasn't a Buddhist.