A FINAL GOODBYE !!!!

A FINAL GOODBYE !!!!

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Ray Steinberg


Free Account, New York

A FINAL GOODBYE !!!!

(C) COPYRIGHT RAY STEINBERG 2009 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


A part of his family, his best friend, had just been euthanized by the veterinarian a few minutes earlier, and now this teenager, who grew up with his dog, ever since he was 6 years old, is now in tears, and left alone in the room to say his final goodbye, to his now "lifeless friend".

A CANDID CAPTURE, THAT MOVED ME TO TAKE THIS IMAGE.........

Ray

Comments 5

  • Uwe Ehlert 22/05/2010 3:19

    This picture creates a lot of emotions.
    As you said, everyone who ever has been in this situation knows how painful this moment of time is.

    Uwe
  • Ray Steinberg 25/12/2009 1:14


    Hi John,

    Thank you for your comment on my photo:
    A FINAL GOODBYE !!!!

    Anyone who has ever had a pet, has gone through this course of action, at one time, or another. It's never easy no matter how many times you have to do it, and especially if you're the one chosen to make the final decision as to whether the pet lives, or dies.
    That one moment, that one observes the procedure of the pet taking his, or her last breath, will forever stay in the mind of the pet's owner, whether it be 20, 40, or 60 years later.
    I have seen grown, macho type men, break down into tears, right after the pet dies. It's never easy.
    If looking at this image, brings back sad, but wonderful memories of your dog, and the good times you two had together, than this image of mine did it's job.

    Ray
  • John Sampson 24/12/2009 11:55

    I can relate to this picture completely. I had to do the same a year ago to the most fantastic dog I've ever had, but he was only 4 years old. I had to let him go because he developed paralysis as a result of a chronic spinal condition. He was too big to be operated on. I try not to think about it because it makes me sad everytime.
  • Nick Lebbon 20/12/2009 16:40

    Great shot as my sympathies go out to the man. Any picture that tugs at my heart strings must be good.....
  • BLONDIE ... 20/12/2009 10:03

    it's a very very sad picture.
    dogs are men's best friends.