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Discussion in 'General Dog Discussions' started by LeighAnn, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. LeighAnn

    LeighAnn Little Dog Premium Member

    The past couple days have been really hard for me to even think about let alone write about it.. but this past weekend my best friend's dog was killed AT MY HOME. I have never had this happen before and it pains me to think it happened at a place that was presumed safe for our doggie play dates.

    We had been hiking earlier that day and afterwards we and the dogs hung out on our back porch and watched football.. The back yard is gated, no holes and no way for a dog to get out.. so we didn't think anything of it when one of the dogs wasn't hanging out on the porch with us for a few minutes.

    It wasn't until several minutes passed we started wondering where her dog was.. it was dark, so we thought maybe under porch or in the corner of the yard smelling.. and then we saw the gate had been pushed open. My friend's dog had been hit and killed by a car out front of my home. It's a terrible tragic story that I wish upon noone.

    She later told me that she feels that her other dog, Jax, had nudged the gate open with his nose as he has done this in the past.. So from now on, when I have dogs over to play, I will wrap bungee cords around the gate's entryway latch. Has anyone ever had a similar experience where your friend's dog was killed while in your company and care?

    My home was always a safe-haven for our dog play days and now I feel terrible for it ever happening.
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  2. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Big Dog

    Oh LeighAnn, I'm so sorry to hear this. Did the person stop? Or did you guys just find the dog laying there? (you don't have to answer if it is too hard)
    This has never happened to me, but I just wanted to say, don't beat yourself up too badly. Even the most responsible owners will have an accident. And that's what this was, a very unfortunate accident. Hugs to you and yours.
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  3. LeighAnn

    LeighAnn Little Dog Premium Member

    Thank you for that.. that is what my BFF told me to.. She has been of course heartbroken and is crushed but she has also been very gracious and loving towards me .. knowing it was nothing I could have done. I just hate it for her and for her dog .. which was sadly one of Millie's favorite dogs to play with.

    Fortunately.. if there is anything 'fortunate' about this situation.. We didn't hear a thing.. No howling, no thud.. nothing.. it was like he disappeared in thin air.. which I feel helped protect us from having this last image in our heads. My home is located off a main street and there is a store where you can buy wine, snacks, beer, etc.. we walked over there to ask if they'd seen a dog running loose.. this is when they informed us that a dog had just been hit by a car and some good samaritans took the dog to bury him.. We were able to get in touch with the guys that found him on the street and they described the dog to a T.. it was him. They asked if she wanted his body back.. she declined as she didn't want to see him that way. we later found his collar in the road. It had been knocked off of him..
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  4. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Oh, I'm so sorry for the pup and your friend.
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  5. EstyEsty

    EstyEsty Little Dog Premium Member

    That is just so sad! I don’t know what I would do except realize that things happen. Even bad things and you can’t do anything about it. Be glad it wasn’t one if yours not to sound uncaring. My friend recently moved to the lake area and her 8 month old mastiff/pit disappeared and we looked everywhere. About 10 days later someone posted on a site that a dog had been hit on the dam and that the sheriff’s dept had to be called out to stop the traffic while his body was removed. She took a picture of him and it was her dog. She didn’t see him die but the picture was horrible. That’s how quickly we can lose our loved ones
    So sorry that the dog was killed. .
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  6. LeighAnn

    LeighAnn Little Dog Premium Member

    Thank you Nat!
  7. LeighAnn

    LeighAnn Little Dog Premium Member

    I know.. we all agreed that all the dogs could have gotten out and I am sooo thankful that Millie is too scared to get out of my site and Lola doesn't usually wonder away to smell and pee.. this was a male dog and I feel that all my male dogs in past had more urge to mark their territory and then some.
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  8. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    I'm so sorry this happened.

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