Hi Ruth Henderson! My heart cries a little as I read your story. So glad for you and Tazo, that you came to terms of saying goodbye in a happy way. It is so difficult to let go of one we love.
Some will drag their pets along until the end of their time in misery and let the last days surpass beautiful memories of great days.
To each his/her own in regard. But, I agree with you and have done the same thing.