Al Sarab Imaan-Shetab
29. 07. 2010 ~ 08. 10. 2014
Run free, dear, sweet boy.
You will never be forgotten, you're in our hearts forever.
Roope lived in the city, where he was constantly confronted with people, dogs, bikers etc on the street, which made him go out of control and bark and lunge. At home he was the sweetest of dogs and well behaved in his own pack. He was not aggressive by nature, but he was shy, and, so we were told, did not have the best nerve structure. This was his way to cope, to go in defense towards what caused him stress.
Our offer to take him back to us, where he could live on the countryside with less stimuli and more free exercise, was turned down. It was not believed he could adapt to a new pack. We will never know. With our - although limited -knowledge of him, and having met him a few times where he did not seem out of his mind at all, just a bit suspicious of strangers and having a lot of energy - we think he could have re-adapted, as our home was his birthplace and not a totally strange one.
In our opinion, euthanasia is the last option when there are no other alternatives AND after other solutions have been discussed and tried out. We were merely informed a few days in advance, and our agreement in the contract to be a part of such a desicion, should it be necessary, was ignored. There was no interest in any of our thoughts or advice during his life and we were unaware of the severity of his problems up until 3 days before his death. Instead we were promptly accused of wanting to put the blame on them for his problems - for asking questions and making friendly suggestions.