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post #1 of 64 (permalink) Old 11-08-2011, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
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Would you want to know?

Say you and your spouse/partner planned a really fabulous trip, maybe for your anniversary. You'd worked and saved your money to plan just the perfect vacation and it was out of the country in a resort or on a cruise ship. You've already bought your plane tickets home. You've left your dog(s) in a boarding kennel or with a sitter and --God forbid-- your dog passes away while you're on your dream vacation.

Would you want to know, even though it would ruin the rest of your trip and you couldn't get back home? Or would you rather they wait to tell you until you get back?


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post #2 of 64 (permalink) Old 11-08-2011, 10:06 AM
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Most certainly.

Honestly though- with the number of people on this forum that wouldn't even sell their dog for the world, I would be surprised if you get many NO votes at all...

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I would probably call everyday to check up on him, so no I wouldn't want them to lie to me and say he's fine when really he died 3 days ago.
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I would probably call everyday to check up on him, so no I wouldn't want them to lie to me and say he's fine when really he died 3 days ago.
This is exactly what I would do and I would want to know asap.

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I honestly think I'd rather be told when I get home. I think the only thing more devestating than losing someone is receiving the news over the phone and not being able to do anything about it or to even get home.
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Most certainly.

Honestly though- with the number of people on this forum that wouldn't even sell their dog for the world, I would be surprised if you get many NO votes at all...
Wow... 50% said no at 8 votes. I'm floored!

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I voted no.

There is nothing I can do about it. I would have left an emergency contact with a very capable person and this person would know that I would not want to know until I returned.
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It would depend on who was caring for my animal (s). If I'd hired a professional (boarding, vet etc.) then I should be contacted the moment it happened.

If it was a close family friend, or even family, I'd let them do what they were comfortable with. For instance, if it was my mother, I know she'd be all emotional and upset. She would want to tell me face to face.

However, if there were to be any questions regarding disposal of the body, then I'd take the responsiblity to decide what to do with the remains. I wouldn't want a neighbor without any large animal experiance having to deal with how to dispose of a large animal.

I guess it really depends on the situation and the person. I was out of town at a horse show one time, when I got home my husband told me about one of our dogs that had died. He didn't seem to feel the need to upset me while I was on the road. I could understand where he was coming from.

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I honestly don't know, but I'm leaning towards no. I wouldn't sell my dog for $10,000 either, but if I were on a cruise ship or in a hotel halfway across the world with no way to get home and nothing I could do. . . . I honestly don't know if I'd want to know.


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Although it would be in my best intrest not to know, I want to know.
This is one of the reasons I really don't want to go away right now, 2 of my dogs are seniors.

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