Euthanasia…..December 5th

I just read an Internet posting about a couple expecting twins who relinquished their twelve year old collie to the shelter because they couldn’t keep her anymore………

This, I have trouble understanding……

I am a new grandma….but I have been a grandma already to my daughter’s beagle and cat.

The thought to cast off my grandbeagle and grandcat did not for one second come into mind…..yes, we wondered how they would adjust to their new sibling……

Yes, we knew extra precautions would have to be put into place, and new household rules at least attempted.

And all is working out fine now…..the beagle on best girl behavior, the cat….. well…….indifferent.


I know twins are a handful.  But handfuls come in life…….

What happens at the next hurdle….when the difficulties and expense of taking care of twins rears its unavoidable head.

Hopefully, this couple will adjust and meet the demands handed to them.

Why then, forsake a life that, twelve years ago, was once your baby too…… with ever flowing love and loyalty not diminished by time.


Babies that came first, although covered in fur, look to us to keep them safe and loved for a lifetime, not just until our human babies are born…………


My heart is sad for the little girl left at the shelter with the posting that reads…..has until December 5th, or will be euthanized.

Love does not have an expiration date……no matter what handfuls in life come our way. 






About sknobloch

I am an Author, Artist, and Reiki Master and Intuitive Counselor, offering energy and guidance sessions on people and beloved pet companions. I divide my time between a Northern NJ suburb of Manhattan and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. I enjoy pursuing paranormal explorations in this uniquely haunted town. Read more about me at and All writings and photos © Shirl unauthorized copying or use permitted without written permission from the author and photographer, Shirl Knobloch.
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