Oh God Poll, I feel for you, my lovely cat Fudgey died of oral cancer when he was just 7 years old. we tried 2 operations to try and remove the cancer and drugs /steroids but it came back more aggressive and he was suffering, though on his last day he tried to play with us, bless his heart.
He was put to sleep at the vets, I managed to hold back the tears before so I didn’t stress him out but then just fell to pieces afterwards.
Hubby wanted to bury him straightaway and I let him but I really wanted to sit with him and talk to him even though he was no longer with us and I regret not doing that.
We’d bought a biodegradable wicker coffin and I put his favourite toy in with photos of me, hubby and my mum who he loved.
What really hurts is that we had to move house six months after we buried him in the garden…this was 10 years ago this year and I still have the occasional tears. I also remember the happy times. I’ll never forget him.
Spend loads of quality time with your little dog Poll, it will be so very very sad having to say goodbye but it’s heartbreaking knowing that our little ones are suffering.
My thoughts are with you, your hubby and little Lucy xxxxxxxx