I have a question regarding dogs being sick, and feeling the need to keep fighting their illness in order not to upset or leave their owners? I have decided to put my baby Marley down tomorrow morning. She has been sick for almost three weeks now. Tried everything, from food, drugs, bloodwork, ultra sound etc etc. Her system is shutting down slowly, and I am so sorry that I can not help her. This past weekend was bad for both of us. Vomitting all night, and barely drinking any water. I initially said that I would never ever euthanize any of my dogs. I now realized that I was being selfish, and simply can not bare to see her suffer anylonger. Anyways, I cried w/ her in my arms. Told her sweet things, about how she has always protected me, that she was loved, and that I would miss her. I also told her that it was ok if she was ready to go. Deep in my heart, I do feel that she is ready to go, but wont let go because of me. I thought that I would wake up Sunday morning and she would be gone, but she wasnt. She is very sickly and barely making it. I feel so bad for waiting so long to have her put to sleep. She is 12 and has liver cancer. She still wags her tail, and meets me at the door everytime, as a faithful and loyal dog would. She still holds on regradless of her weakness and how much pain that she is in. Is it possible that a dog will try to stay around for the sake of their owners? She knows that I love her and will miss her very much. And is it okay to let your sick dog see you crying and upset? I really didnt mean to, but I just couldnt help it, or hold it in any longer. But her lil eys looking up at me, so sad, just made me get emotional. I am taking her in the morning, but feel bad, when I see or imagne that there is still some life in her.