Sometimes they are just *too* broken
I didn't/don't know a lot about Gator, or all his particulars of his issues, but I think I can say in some small way I relate. Oscar, good boy that he is(mostly), has had a few "moments" throughout his life, and given us a couple glimpses into the life of an owner with difficult dog - it is an enormous weight and undertaking. The size of this weight and responsibility most definitely escalate with the size of the dog.
Although I've not met any of you, I'm quite certain, given all the compramises and changes you made to your lives in order to accomodate Gator, that he was truly loved.
I'm so sorry that you had to make this decision, and that you have such a large hole in your heart. I hope that Gator can find some peace.
I can only please one person per day. Today is not your day, tomorrow doesn't look good either.
"You didn't know of the magical powers of the break stick? It's up there with genies and Harry Potter as far as magic levels go." SisMorphine 01/07/07