God, what a brave kid! This kind of thing is hard enough when you’re an adult. Yes, the end is abrupt, but far better than an animal to keep suffering or have to undergo treatments that will only prolong the inevitable. The vet gave me the option of staying and explained what was going to happen. I felt I needed to be there for Foudini, and I was able to hold him one last time. I would’ve regretted it for the rest of my life if I hadn’t. Any parents who are follow this story line, please sit down with your kids and explain this as gently as you can. Make sure you tell them that love doesn’t die, no matter what.