Ok, so we've decided our gsp is just not doing well anymore. I believe it is time. He seems to be in pain, can't run around anymore etc..It is really really hard because he is still totally fine but his body is failing him. I'm still struggling with trying to figure out how it is that I think I get to decide that one day he lives but the next will be his last day on earth. Sorry, thats pretty blunt but I'm just really questioning if God really has allowed for me to decide my dog's fate. Anyway, to my question. We have a 3 and 5 year-old and I have told them the dog will only be with us a few more days, that he is very sick and he hurts and we can't fix him so we need him to go by God so God can make him better. But, the day we take him to have him put down do we tell them "Say goodbye he won't coming back?" I know my 5 year-old will ask a billion questions about how do we know that, and where is going to die and how etc... Or do we just say we are taking him to the vet and we are not sure if he will be coming home because he is so sick. That seems mean to give them hope when we know there is none. But do we really tell them we take him to be put to sleep??? Help!!!!!!!!!!!