This post is for me. I feel so extremely sad. My heart hurts. Chloe left us yesterday morning. She was my first pet in my entire life. She was so much part of the family. She was not sick. She tore her ACL one year ago. That healed pretty well. she had days that she limped. But Friday night her other ACL went out. She could not get up. Her one hind leg was weak and fragile, and this new tear...left her leg hanging. She was alert, and her cute self. but could not get up. I feel so extremely guilty. She was with me. We were a block from home. On a leash. If only I would of stayed home that night. I was not able to go to the vet. I had to work, and I am the only one until the outsourcing is final. easy child had to carry her out due to husband's back problems. Other dog I had to hold off. She was growling and fighting to get away from me as they carried Chloe out. Chloe yelped as they tried to pick her up. Did we do the right thing? She was my baby. Would of been 9 in April. Vet said they could do surgery, at a cost we cannot afford. Said they can give her some strong pain medication. But I cannot carry down the two steps of the deck. Last year easy child was home most of the time, and she still had one good strong leg. Now she has a weak leg and no leg. And seeing how she could not get up, maybe the other was very strained also. But she laid on the floor, so cute and attentive. Did we do the right thing? I never imagined how much this would hurt. Chloe is my avatar. difficult child took this extremely hard. As we all did.