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post #31 of 56 (permalink) Old 10-13-2012, 06:22 PM
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Most of us have a near miss to make us adjust things. But sometimes that doesn't happen. I am really sorry that you lost your puppy this way.
This is so true. I had a real heartstopper with Spirit yesterday, I could have so easily been in your shoes today.

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post #32 of 56 (permalink) Old 10-15-2012, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you all for your kind wishes and thoughts.

It's been a hard weekend for me. Friday, the day after it happened, I did go to work, although several people told me not to. I didn't really feel like it, but the only other option was to stay at home, which was where I buried him. I felt like that less.

I did ok through the day, but my grief would just surge forward in waves, and I like to think I kept my sobs relatively quiet. Unlike most days, I dreaded the end of the work day. For the last 5 weeks, I got to go home to a happy little face at the top of the stairs, ready to play. Now, all I had to go home to was a grave.

I got to the car, but as soon as I got inside and closed the car, I completely lost it. Afterwards, I drove home, and I thought the hardest thing would be walking in from the garage, and not seeing his face at the top of the stairs.

I made it home, and didn't see his face, and I was ok. Maybe I was prepared for it. Then I went up to my bedroom, and started putting my work things away. Then, I looked on my nightstand.

You see, the night Bear died, my brother, who is living with me, took Bear's collar off, to preserve it, and noticed that Bear's tag was missing. We looked for it, but had no luck in the dark.

When I looked on the stand, the tag was there. It was bent. From the initial impact or from spending a day on the road, I do not know. But as I held it, I realized that the SUV hit him so hard that it ripped the tag from his little collar. And then I completely lost it, as the weight of the event enveloped me once again.

My brother said that he had spent the day looking for it, but didn't have any luck. he said that he asked God to help him find it, and as he walked down the street, crying, he just happened to stop and find it at his feet.

It made me sad to see it, but, in a way, I'm glad that he found it. Closure, perhaps.

I still can't believe he's gone. And I wish I could have saved him. That I would have saved him.

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post #33 of 56 (permalink) Old 10-15-2012, 07:05 PM
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So, so sorry!


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post #34 of 56 (permalink) Old 10-15-2012, 07:27 PM
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i wiah there were something we could do to help you..Thoughts and prayers for you and your lost baby...

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post #35 of 56 (permalink) Old 10-15-2012, 08:35 PM
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I'm so sorry for your loss of your little Bear, my condolences to you, your bother and all who loved him!!!

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post #36 of 56 (permalink) Old 10-15-2012, 09:25 PM
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Very sorry for your loss.
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post #37 of 56 (permalink) Old 10-16-2012, 04:10 AM
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I'm sorry you lost your precious Bear. I know that gut clenching grief that comes from losing your baby.


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post #38 of 56 (permalink) Old 10-16-2012, 12:07 PM
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I am so sorry. And please don't blame yourself. Accidents happen.
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post #39 of 56 (permalink) Old 10-16-2012, 12:14 PM
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I'm so very sorry you had to go through this devastating night. It's not your fault so please don't blame yourself. I lost a young Lab the same way many years ago. Her recall up to that point was 100% but it only took that one time of something that scared her from behind that made her run into the busy street. I'm still really nervous over 10 years later to let my dog off leash in an unfenced area.

The short time you had to spend with your pup was undoubtedly some of the best times, so remember the good times to honor your pup. And, you will be together again one day on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge.

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i'm so sorry...

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