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post #41 of 56 (permalink) Old 10-16-2012, 07:51 PM
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I just want to say BIG HUGS TO YOU! You can't blame yourself though, we all make mistakes. One of the hardest things I have ever gone through was losing my boy Chance. He was my service dog and helped me through my darkest time and helped me become a social person again. (I had become agoraphobic for several years and didn't leave my house due to my other medical problems) He went pretty much everywhere with me, it was a rare day that he didn't. I'm one of those people with a big heart for animals and sadly I made a mistake June 23th 2011 because of it. I stopped on the side of the road to grab a dog who was about to get hit by a car and the next thing I knew, Chance had jumped out behind me, crossed the street running after the dog and as I yelled for him to return there was just a quick bang from an on-coming car. He had been hit and was also killed instantly. So many things I could've/should've done and didn't, including as simple as not stopping for the dog. It has been one of the hardest things for me to get over and took nearly a year before I found the right puppy for me who has brought me so much joy back into my life that has been missed with Chance being gone.

So I know just how hard this has to be on you, my sympathy goes out to you and your family. I'm sure Bear forgives you and when the time comes, will help you find a new puppy to help fill your heart. RIP Bear!
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post #42 of 56 (permalink) Old 10-23-2012, 03:47 AM
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Ohh.. little bear! That was very horrible story. I am so sorry for your loss. & forgive yourself. The woulda-coulda thoughts won't change the situation. Get over soon!
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post #43 of 56 (permalink) Old 10-23-2012, 10:00 AM
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What a tragic story. I'm so sorry to read your post, I had tears in my eyes.

I lost my first Grey b/c the latch on my door didn't close properly - wind blew the door open and out went my parrot. I found her body 3 weeks later ...

Accidents happen, please don't beat yourself up over it.
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post #44 of 56 (permalink) Old 10-23-2012, 10:27 AM
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I am so very sorry for your loss. As hard as it may be, please don't beat yourself up about it. It's obvious you loved little Bear. RIP Bear.

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post #45 of 56 (permalink) Old 10-27-2012, 07:04 PM
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i am so sorry for your incredibly painful loss. this is why, even tho many people call me overly protective, if my kidz are loose, there's gotta be a fence. terrible accidents like this happen (as you now know) in an instant. Please don't blame yourself (even tho that's really hard), i know it'll never happen to you again.

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post #46 of 56 (permalink) Old 11-02-2012, 10:20 PM
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I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine what you're going through. I know it's easy for other people to say "it's not your fault" but it wasn't.
I went through a similar thing with my puppy when she was just over three months. It was her first time off the lead and I gotten her back on it to cross the road once, but we had to cross back over to get to my house and I didn't get her on the lead quick enough. She started to run towards the road (50mph incredibly busy road. We usually had to stand for a couple of minutes to get a chance to safely walk across.) I started to run away from her to get her to follow me, but she just kept going.

I remember calling her and realising she wasn't going to stop. I was literally screaming and screeching her name at the top of my voice running after her. I don't know how she wasn't hit. She ran straight out into the road, my tiny 7kg puppy. The only thing that saved her was that when we crossed that road before I would cross as quickly as possible - she ran across. She bolted across that road and waited on the other side for me, sitting quite happily. Luckily there was only one oncoming car from the left, rather than on both sides of the road.

I have no idea how they stopped in time. I put my hand up to apologise and I held Lexi so tightly and I just broke down. I was shaking holding her. I carried her all the way home.

I've never told anyone this. Not my partner, my mother. No-one. No-one knows how close I came that day to carrying back a body instead of my puppy. I would have to tell people I killed my puppy. I don't think I ever will tell anyone. I think about that everyday.

It's not your fault. I know that people on the internet telling you that isn't going to help the guilt you feel, but believe me, it really isn't. His last hour was spent playing with you, he spent his time with a loving, caring family. He didn't suffer. He'll be waiting for you and you will see him again. Again, I'm sorry for your loss and I hope that another puppy will help you heal. It will never replace Bear, he will always hold that place in your heart. But you can give another puppy a happy and loving home.

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post #47 of 56 (permalink) Old 11-02-2012, 11:43 PM
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There is no "fault" in an accident.....no blame, no animosity, no judgement....it is simply a horrible accident.
You need to forgive yourself first....before you can move forward.
I am sorry for what has happened, and it is a tragedy on one's heart.
Please know that "times does help mend"......

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post #48 of 56 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 10:53 AM
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How sad. I am so sorry. I nearly lost my ten year old GSD in similar circumstances. She has been everywhere including overseas assignments with no problems but she nearly got run over by a bus outside of our house a few months back. I was lucky that the bus driver saw her in the dark and stopped. It can happen to anyone in a flash second.

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post #49 of 56 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 07:09 PM
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I feel so heartbroken for you... I'm sooooo sorry! I hope you're feeling better.

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post #50 of 56 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 09:15 PM
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You tried to save him, next time you will be more careful forigve and forget. RIP sweet Bear
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