Nikki M New York, NY 2/29/2012 7:09:30 PM @Cara - Pepper had eye cancer. The natural thought was to remove the eye. Then he got it in his other eye. Of course, I wanted to have that removed too so that he could live. He never acted like a geriatric dog. He was eating, barking, being himself until the last couple of days. I had no reason to believe that he wasn't going to get better. The vet said that we were just buying time, and I thought, OK, I'll buy that time for him since he doesn't seem to be suffering. Many dogs live blind and are fine. It wasn't until the last couple of days that I should have known he wasn't going to be OK, but I didn't want to believe it. The thought of "putting down" my best friend was out of the question for me at the time. In the future, I will muster all of the courage I have and choose euthanasia. I am currently very ill with Lyme Disease, and making any kind of decision is difficult, much less a life and death decision. Saving Pepper was my #1 priority. Sometimes it just doesn't work out that way.