Tuesday, March 3, 2009

To choose, or not to choose.

A reader once wrote to us once about the difficult decision of letting her pet go. How do we, as living human beings, actively and in good conscience make the choice between life and death? She struggled with this paradoxical question as her beloved dog lay in discomfort after an unfortunate accident with a car. When we are faced with situations like this it is easy to understand the obvious hesitancy we have, because we are aware that that power and that the decision is not ours to determine. But as our companions are unable to express there will, it is our responsibility, as friends, parents and trusted caretakers to determine the best course of action when our friends are in pain. It is a personal decision that we make when no other options are available.