It is about time to take our family dog "out to the farm." I am the one to do it. The advise that I am using is "better to do it a week too early than a day too late." I am kind of waiting for an obvious sign. Day to day is pretty steady, but sad. But when I compare week to week, it is becoming clear. This extended winter isn't helping either. I am looking for support and sympathetic ears mostly, but how do you pick the right day? Just get it over with? Make a family event? Be objective/clinical? Take a long last walk by the lake on a warm Sunny Sunday? My dog I had before I met my wife passed away at home. No decision necessary. I took that pretty hard. This dog was one we adopted together before we were married. Wife is over it. I'm still struggling. Heartstrings pic- Theo posing with the girls a few years back.