I am crying as I write this. Someone very special and loved by all had to leave this world yesterday. Spanky, our 9 yr old Golden Retriever had to be euthanized yesterday because of bone cancer. It was heart wrenching to see him be given the first shot to supposedly sedate him. Then, the second lethal shot when his eyes were still open. I'm not sure if their eyes are supposed to be closed or not. Ripped my heart out to see it done that way, and then to lose him. I hope that even though he is an animal, he is now a spiritual being in a spiritual realm. Losing him is just killing me.