Originally Posted by MyBabies
On another board I am on a member had adopted the dearest Maine coon cat. Daffodil had health problems but her owner was handing them and suddenly Daffy got worse.
I tried to help by asking many sites for prayers and healing but today I came home from the dentist and read she had been pts.
I feel awful! I cried myself out and still feel miserable. Keep wondering if there was not something that could have been done. Probably not but she was a dear girl and I do feel bad.
I know just how you feel, and it is understandable. To make a long story short, I had a similar things happen to me, with my dog:
SPCA claimed Marcus had lived with cats, & got along very well with them. I take him home; my 5 guys are terrified of him. After a week, we decided that this was no life for either Marcus, nor the cats, and made the excruciating decision to return him (I did write a glowing recommendation letter about him, & I was certain he would be re-adpoted). Well, he had accidentally nipped me, & drew blood; I fessed up when they asked me. It didn not occur to me that they would TEST HIM FOR RABIES! (He had shots, I had told them I was still good with mine [from a savage dog-bite incident a few years before]). No reason to suspect him of rabies; yet they called me 3 days later, and told me he was negative--then I remembered how they do it--they decapitate the animal, and take a frozen slice of brain to analyze. The (censored) SPCA didn*t even gie Marcus the 14-day quarantine period! When DH called them, they said they expedited it because we asked them to! (Ww NEVER mentioned this to them at all.) We were so angry, & almost 3 years later, are still angry. (On top of it, when I took him in, they read his records, and said he had never lived with cats!)
To make things worse, the next day, my brother, not knowing we had surrendered Marcus, called and said his vet had found a good home for him...
I still feel so guilty. When I see a copy of Marley & Me (I work in a library), that dog makes cry--looks just like My Marky-Barky. To make that worse, the author is a local, & really popular, so I see Marley*s pic a lot around the area.
I still cry when I think about my pup--I often ask him if he can forgive me for what I did. I hope God and Marcus can forgive my stupidity. I took the dog, even though I kept telling myself I should not--but I felt sorry for him, and just fell in love with thsoe brown eyes. I just wanted to give him a good home, but I really messed up.
I am so afraid to ever get another dog, though I would love to.