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I Accidentally Killed My Pet

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    Maybe I Did, Maybe I Didn't. But I Feel Like I Did.

     RIP Uncle Traveling Matt. :( Uncle Traveling Matt, the family's grey tabby, had been morbidly obese since about 4 years after coming to our family. One day, he just suddenly ballooned up and there was no helping his weight once that happened. We could never figure out...
    booradley booradley 22-25 4 Responses Jan 24, 2010

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    I was washing and drying my comforter,

    and I had put it in the dryer, grabbed some dryer sheets and put them in, and shut the door and set it to "extra heavy". While it was going I heard some thumping around but figured that it was just because it was a heavy comforter. It went for the whole cycle and when I pulled...
    stephaniepegg stephaniepegg 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 19

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    ): we'll my gf called saying

    that our hamster had died. I went over and saw my hamster wasn't moving her eyes were close she really looked dead. But I did notice she was warm but I thought because she had recently died. Turns out she was hybernating and I buried her alive :/. I went to go dig her up but...
    Dreamer559 Dreamer559 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 16

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    This was not a pet, but a baby bird

    that I have been caring for the past week and was doing so well. I simply placed the container on a table near my other bird and took a picture of how my other one was so interested. I went to go feed the little thing and in a split second when I reached for the food, my dog...
    diana8607 diana8607 56-60, F 4 Responses Apr 30

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    killed my sea monkeys within 5 days.

    they have two spoons to feed them with. one tiny spoon and one a bit bigger. well the 5th day you're suppose to feed them.i didn't see the part in the directions that said feed them with the tiny spoon the first few weeks. well. i fed them with the big spoon and they suffocated...
    enemyinthemirror enemyinthemirror 18-21, F Jul 10

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    Accidentally Killed My Cat

    On Tuesday I got up and took my husband to work so I could run a bunch of errands. We only have one vehicle so I had to get up early with my daughter and ride with him and come back. I was already tired. I am a mother,wife,full time college student, and have the sole...
    cowgrluptt22 cowgrluptt22 26-30 76 Responses Mar 17, 2011

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    Our yellow cat Tiger loved to dash under the

    garage door as it was closing. It was an older door, lacking in the sensor that is usually about 6" above the floor. We hadn't noticed his last run under that damned door because we had walked back into the house before it finished descending. He was already gone when we...
    barbfromduke barbfromduke 61-65, F Nov 4

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    I haven't been the same

    since I accidentally killed my hamster. I keep having flash backs of when she was alive.
    Dreamer559 Dreamer559 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    Loved Him to Death

      I am consumed with grief and guilt. Last night, I had my darling pet duckling, Brookland, on my bed. Needless to say, we both fell asleep. I woke up hazy and realized that Brookland was no longer beside me. Frantically, I searched my room, convinced he might have fallen off...
    theguiltdragon theguiltdragon 16-17, F 5 Responses Sep 19, 2012

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    When i was in the third grade i had pet ducks.

    I had older ones that would live on our pond and could fly but, that week i had just gotten four more ducklings. They were maybe only a few weeks old and still fluffy. They lived under my parents deck because they were too little to live on the pond yet, but would frequently...
    incollins incollins 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 11

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    Today, my brother-in-law

    and sister found a baby mouse at home, which they wanted to kill with a frying pan, book or the cat. I refused to let them do such a thing. So I waited for 7 hours for the mouse to appear in order to catch him in a large container and release him in the nearby park. When he...
    shany18 shany18 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 8

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    I don't think I accidentally killed my cat,

    but I feel bad about what happened. I came home, and my cat was meowing in the corner. When I rushed her to the Animal 911, they said she had 3 chronic illnesses that I didn't know about, and they said she would suffocate during the night. So I had the option of letting her...
    gwarrocks gwarrocks 31-35, F Jun 29

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    OK, I killed one, tried to save the other.

    I was watching my friend's pet bird while he was on a trip to Boston. So it was just there in the living room next to me, when my dumbass mother f*cka cat walks in and stays there for a while, till suddenly he pounces over to the bird and tried eating it. I yelled as soon as I...
    wedgedhousefloor wedgedhousefloor 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I'm having a dark day.

    I woke up with the usual happy chirping from my beautiful lovebird, Lucky. She flew to our window few months and didn't want to leave, when we were sure no one was looking for her, we basically adopted her. As usual like every normal day. My mom lets Lucky out in the afternoon...
    beel0l beel0l 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    I had a lovebird, Flona,

    who I LOVE so much. She and I have been so close to the point where I was considering getting her a boy partner to bond with. Every day I would come home to her singing. She was my baby. Last night she was crying for me and I let her sleep with me. I woke up at 4 am to her dead...
    marimar1210 marimar1210 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I Accidentally Killed My Cat When I Closed The Garage Door

    We've had Shadow for over 10 years.  We have an automatic garage door and sometimes when it's up Shadow would jump up on my car, then up to the garage door.  We've had several close calls but he was always ok.  Two days ago I came home and pulled into the garage.  I let...
    MikeG32 MikeG32 56-60 15 Responses Nov 4, 2011

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    We used to have a fish tank full of goldfish

    that were my brothers. I though it would be fun to watch them swim in bubbles... They all died the next day and my brother was devastated. I was too young to understand what I did so I didn't get in big trouble but my brother sure hated me.
    xxrep99xx xxrep99xx 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 13

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    I had a goldfish when I was 15 yrs old,

    I forget his name but I liked him. One day I put a grape into his bowl to see what he would do with it, he did not react to it. The next morning he was dead! I later learned grapes are toxic to many animals. Weird right? RIP Goldfish <3
    MrsDrZoidburg MrsDrZoidburg 26-30 4 Responses Jul 13

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    Almost a week ago, I lost my best friend.

    Even worse, I'm afraid that it might have been my fault, but I'm not really sure what happened, or whether it really was my fault. The thought of facing every day, for the rest of my life, without the best thing in my world, is horrible, but knowing I may be to blame is slowly...
    waterbaby79 waterbaby79 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 13

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    bridghettos bridghettos 18-21, F Dec 13

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    PLEASE Forgive Me!

    Yesterday I accidentally killed one of my pomeranian "Aki" and I feel so Guilty about it. It was around 3:30 pm when Aki and Ryo's loud Barks woke me up. I got so pissed got up from bed and went downstairs. I saw the Broomstick and took it with me. The minute they saw...
    akidaisuki akidaisuki 22-25, M 168 Responses Aug 12, 2009

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    I Don't Know How I Am Supposed To Live My Life Without My Man.

    6 days ago today something worse than my worst nightmare came true. I never want to go to sleep again because I keep thinking that when I wake up it will have been a horrible, horrible dream. But it was not, it was real, and it happened to me. I love animals. I have 2 dogs, 2...
    childrensyoga childrensyoga 26-30, F 36 Responses Dec 12, 2010

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    Twice

    I'm not bragging but it happens and it wasn't on purpose. Once was with our fish, okay maybe some don't consider them pets but boy did my X. He was at work and I attempted to clean the 55 gallon tank. It has freshwater sharks and cool colorful fish of all sorts. Yeah it would...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 5 Responses Sep 5, 2010

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    Two Years Ago...

    a new friend here asked me about this.  it took a lot to revisit what happened... imma do the copy and paste thing here.  cuz i will cry if i type it all over again  :'( oh my gosh!  i haven't even had the nerve to write about that...even after TWO years! sigh... it was such...
    justsunni justsunni 51-55, F 5 Responses Sep 10, 2011

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    A huge spider sneaked into my room from outside

    one night. It was as big as a toddler's fist. It had multiple eyes and I thought it was Tarantula or something. My small room had no room for it and a thought of it creeping into my bedding scared me. I went to retrieve my electric cleaner, put it on the maximum power, and...
    katsuobushi katsuobushi 36-40, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    One Thing I Can't Forgive Myself And I Can't Forget!

    Around the age of 8 I had a Greek turtle I named Arpad, after the main character of a tv series. He trusted me and I loved him so dearly. He liked all red food best, tomatoes and strawberries and he would come & eat from my hand when I called him. He had three little fellows, the...
    RickiChickie RickiChickie 46-50, F 18 Responses Sep 24, 2013

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    Tatatatatatatad Tatatatatatatad 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    Not sure I did, but it is a strange story.

    I have been researching paralysis in rabbits, but in every case, it's only the back end of the rabbit. My daughter left a dwarf hotot with me, she was retired from being a show rabbit. Won lots of points and awards, produced a lot of show quality babies. Her name was Kelly...
    scottieb0623 scottieb0623 56-60, M Aug 8

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    Sunday afternoon me and my younger brother were

    loading up the car with trash to take to the dump. Our oldest cat, around 13 years old, was lying in the driveway, soaking up the sun, which is a usual habit of his. We both saw him in the driveway and thought "We'll have to move him before we leave". My sister had a friend...
    WPDenise3 WPDenise3 22-25, M Oct 2

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    i had a kitten. called her kayla.

    i feed her some milk and she got sick and died. didn't know you were not supposed to at the time. she was beautiful. i'm sorry kayla.
    varjakpaw varjakpaw 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    DinosaurPie DinosaurPie 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    Well when I was younger,

    where I lacked responsibility and well yeah.... We had these fire bellied toads and my mom had to move them into my room.So I had an aquarium with three toads, and we took care of them then I forgot about them. I played lots of games and they were in the corner of the room, and...
    exsaiyan exsaiyan 18-21, M Nov 12

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    I accidentally killed my betta fish,

    and I feel like a completely terrible person. Before you say anything know that I have had several bettas that have lived 3+ years. This betta was no different. He was in a 3.5 gallon tank (I was about to get a five gallon) with a heater and a filter. The temperature was...
    E991010 E991010 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    Devastated

    I forgot my 19 year old dog in my car today and he passed away. I never understood how anyone could do that. It was a crazy morning with my twins starting school and being late for work. I forgot to drop him off at doggy day care. When I went out to my car at lunch he had...
    Depressed2011 Depressed2011 41-45 5 Responses Aug 22, 2011

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    Poor Gustav. Cut down

    before your time. Oh dear guppy of mine, I hardly knew you. Putting your bowl on that precarious edge was not my fault! College dorms are too tiny. I am sorry, dear fish.
    MyUnspokenWord MyUnspokenWord 18-21, F Dec 12

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    This happened when I was about 6-7 years old

    or so. My brother and I found a small frog in the yard, and brought it inside to be our pet. We kept it for a while, until my mom told us it was time to release him into the wild. We took him to a small pond behind our house and let him go. A few months later, I was playing...
    shelby9621 shelby9621 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 15

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    All the guilt I have regarding animals.

    Our family made this whole affair of buying a properly bred dog. Name him Floof. And one day he got tied up improperly by an IDIOT. This rope was self tightening and so Floof strangled himself by trying to get out. I was the one to find him and his eyes were open and he was...
    StokesQuirky StokesQuirky 18-21, F Jul 9

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    I had 3 caterpillars

    when I was 5 and I found these in the yard on leaves and I find it wierd that I remember this like it was yesterday. So I had 3 caterpillars and I guess I didn't understand the fact that caterpillars turn into butterflies.( I always thought they were like fat short worms ) so I...
    PANDASAREAWESOME67 PANDASAREAWESOME67 13-15, M Aug 23

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    Did Not Watch It

    About 10 years ago I let my 8 month old black lab puppy out in the yard to relieve itself. I was being dumb and did not watch it. Well she ran in the road and was hit by a car.
    hey123you hey123you 41-45, M 13 Responses Feb 19, 2011

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    I was 5 and I pulled my hamsters leg to prevent

    it from falling off the bed and it died. 😰
    dannielong1 dannielong1 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    What Have I Done?

    Leaving for work this morning, I ran over my precious Siamese, O'Malley. I am racked with guilt. I will never forgive myself for this. I know he was old and his hearing was not the best, but he held a piece of my heart. He was 11 years old. I thought he was inside because he...
    jsfan9799 jsfan9799 36-40 4 Responses Jun 3, 2011

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    I Saved Her And Now She Is Gone

    Yesterday, I came home after my 19th Century Philosophy course around 12:30pm. I usually don't get to come home until about 10pm on Tuesdays but my programming lab was canceled. When I got home I made some lunch and began working on my portfolio I needed to send out that day. My...
    kcmorrison kcmorrison 22-25 3 Responses Sep 26, 2013

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    Death By Chocolate

    When I was about 15, my brother and I had a pet guinea pig called Alexis. I can't quite recall how, but we discovered that Alexis loved chocolate pudding... so from time to time, we would put a tiny bit on a teaspoon and let him lick it. He would always eat it so enthusiastically...
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 6, 2012

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    I Killed My Companion Of 22 Years Last Night

    Last night, I came home exhausted. I was playing with my bird of 22 years in my bed. I rolled on my side when I drifted off to sleep with my bird still out of the cage and under the covers. One hour later, I woke up. My bird was under me, warm. Her neck lifeless. Her eyes still...
    seakayaker seakayaker 56-60, M 4 Responses May 17, 2013

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    Serial Class Pet Killer

    We had pet snails. They were disgusting. They laid eggs twice, not just one or two, but hundreds of the bastards. They were so disgusting. I'll keep saying that thoughout this.I had to take them home over Christmas. Two weeks of these disgusting creatures in my house. No one was...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 21, 2011

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    I Accidentally Killed My Bird Quiko

    Well I first want to say that I LOVE my baby bird, Quiko. He was a Quaker and I bought him on May 22. 2010. I was SUPER happy with him. Well about a month ago he plucked his feathers off and made himself bleed ALOT. We took him to the vet. They said he got an infection and gave...
    Oneandonly25 Oneandonly25 16-17 63 Responses Nov 28, 2010

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    I feel so bad when I think about it.

    I've accidentally killed so many fish, I had to stop buying them before all species of fish became in danger of extinction. I always either feed them too often, or not enough. I don't trust myself anymore...
    Marktastic Marktastic 13-15, M Sep 19

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    Listening For His Footsteps

    It is now 3 days since I accidentally killed my beloved dog.  It is 2:50 a.m. and I can't sleep.  I keep getting images of how I found him in the car.  It is the details and the imagined experience of what he went through as he frantically tried to escape from the superheated...
    ASPCA ASPCA 56-60 6 Responses Aug 17, 2011

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    Sunday march 16 2014 5:15 pm: I woke up

    yesterday at five in the morning with my bird crushed under me. I tried my best to make Montey happy and that meant sleeping with him for a couple of hours before putting him away. I never thought this would happen to me. My parents told me not to sleep with him so I said that I...
    miran13 miran13 13-15 2 Responses Mar 16

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    I found this bird when he was still an egg -

    and I watched over him and his brothers as they grew big and strong. The nest was infiltrated by a cowbird so I took the egg out and kept an eye on it everyday so the mother cowbird would not terrorize the Eastern Phoebe. Well, they all hatched except one - which hatched 3 days...
    Garbivore Garbivore 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 8

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    My Sweet Little Teddy Bear....

    about 14 years ago, my mama cat, Gizmo gave birth to 6 gorgeous little babies; 3 boys - Taloose, Teddy and Sampson and 3 girls - Rosa, Raven and Tyka. i loved them all so tremendously - they were ALL my pride and joy. i was always showing them off to anyone who stopped by. when...
    Clark44 Clark44 31-35 4 Responses Oct 5, 2011

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