11-24-2009, 05:25 PM
The way I look at is, when it comes down to these types of situations, we treat our animals far better than we treat ourselves. You don't hear about somebody keeping their animal alive for 23 years on machines. No, they safely let them die in the care of a vet and with the animal in the humans arms. That would be the way I would want to die, in a sense. Surrounded by the ones I love and care for. I don't want to be hook up to a stupid machine that keeps me breathing and alive. If you 'pull the plug' on a loved one, then really they are deciding what happens because that's when the will to live and fight becomes tested but if you are already too far gone, then obviously it was their time.
Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense.