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I Accidentally Killed My Pet

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    I was out walking my little Jack Russell on

    Saturday night and I slipped on black ice and I when back up and realized I had crushed her - I weigh 275 lbs. I can't get the images out and the guilt out of my head.
    jpd2 jpd2 56-60, M 2 Responses Jan 26

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    When I was about 6 or

    so I wanted to give my mouse a bath, after his bath I thought it would be good to dry him off in the microwave, i never anticipated that my mouse would die in the microwave so when he did die i put him back in his cage for my family to discover his death without the knowledge of...
    misaki260 misaki260 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 6

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    Ran Over Our 19 Year Old Cat

    Today like every other day I came home for lunch. I got in my car and reversed out the driveway when I felt something go under my front wheels, our dog that was in the backyard started howling and I looked forward to see our 19 year old car flailing in the driveway.. I ...
    jimay3677 jimay3677 26-30, M 47 Responses Oct 28, 2009

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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 16 Responses Nov 4, 2011

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    She was my pride and joy.

    A $2,000 ball python. She was a baby, and it was particularly cold last night. I put a wool covering over her cage, because the heat light was extremely bright, and I thought that it would keep her warmer, or else she would get sick. I found her, dead, curled up next to her half...
    jeedmunds jeedmunds 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 2

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    bridghettos bridghettos 18-21, F Dec 13, 2014

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    When I was a child, I got a caterpillar.

    I had it for about a week until it started to escape and walk around the house. One day, I couldn't find him! I had a violin case next to the low table it's cage was on so I moved the violin case and backed up as I was searching for him. I then felt something wet on my foot and...
    AlinaBarlow AlinaBarlow 16-17, F 2 Responses May 25

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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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    I was 5 and I pulled my hamsters leg to prevent

    it from falling off the bed and it died. 😰
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 9, 2014

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    I accidentally buried my giant African land

    snale whilst it was alive still, I think..
    Unicornpeasant Unicornpeasant 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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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 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2014

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    I was about 12, I think.

    We had a German shepherd, Tuffy. He was so good, so playful. We would play with him for hours, we had lots of fun, he would run after us with his little tail wagging. He absolutely loved oranges, too. And whenever my mother used to cook in kitchen, Tuffy would curl at her feet...
    Jzzmine Jzzmine 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 9

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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, 2014

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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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    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 14 Responses Feb 19, 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 76 Responses Nov 28, 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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I scared my little son

    when realized the cat was dead screaming like a beluga whale still went to the hospital and needed someone to tell me what I had known. They helped me, put him in the box and made his paw print because me little asked for it... that is all I have left now. I know need to...
    MyKorsy MyKorsy 36-40, F Dec 22, 2014

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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, 2014

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    My cat Severus had been sick

    for years. He had been diagnosed with a grade 2 heart murmur and his vet at the time put him on 1/4 of an 81 mg aspirin every 3 days to prevent blood clots as well as atenolol. Around 7/20/11 I noticed Severus was losing weight. He used to be a boulder at 18 pounds but dropped...
    Petunia42 Petunia42 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 16

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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 3 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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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, 2014

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    It wasn't my pet but it was my friends pet.

    I was at my friend's house one day for a sleepover and she let me hold her hamster. The hamster bit down on my pinky finger and it really hurt and he jumped out of my hands and landed on his back on the ground. He didn't die there though. Ever since my friend got that hamster...
    Lcy2472 Lcy2472 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    I left my beloved lab in the car accidentally.

    I had taken my daughter to school and Otis was in the back seat. He generally sat up a made happy noises but for some reason he laid down and I forgot to let him out. When we found him he was dead. I am broken hearted beyond any words. I woke up sobbing today because I was...
    mmp301 mmp301 41-45, F 5 Responses Jun 14

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    I feel realyyyyy awful

    for my fault ,my parrot fall into water while his sleeping time then he became so tired, I NEVER felt worse &when he was tired I couldn't do any thing to make him better I know he was really in pain poor little bride , I swear I'll miss u forever &I won't ever get a pet bird...
    yoyo526 yoyo526 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    Id stopped and than did jerk the car ahead!

    !! How could I have not stop knowing he was under???!!!! What do I do, I looked at support groups but only one in 30 miles and closed for Holidays, I went to church and after the pitcher realized I was talking about A CAT not A HUMAN, he had sent me home saying " at least you did...
    MyKorsy MyKorsy 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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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 37 Responses Dec 12, 2010

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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 51-55, F 17 Responses Sep 24, 2013

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    DinosaurPie DinosaurPie 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 9, 2014

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    I was unpacking my couch

    and didn't know that my dog had wandered out from the bedroom. Put down the couch, looked down and saw his body and no head. Coming to terms with his death (and the fact that I essentially crushed my 4 lb. dog with a huge couch) has been hard and I miss him every day.
    nobhillgirl nobhillgirl 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 28

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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 16-17 2 Responses Mar 16, 2014

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    Not me, but when my sister

    and I were young... She literally gave the hug of death to not one, but two hamsters!!
    ZER0RPHEUS ZER0RPHEUS 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    Here's the story: I was 5 years old

    and didn't have a clue how much food you're suppose to feed a group of fish. I had the container of fish food and poured a large amount of it in to the tank. Then in the next few hours, my family were freaking out over the fish that on their backs. I learned a lesson that day...
    gorgeusgirlSky3 gorgeusgirlSky3 13-15 Apr 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 83 Responses Mar 17, 2011

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    I live in a condo at the fifth floor

    and there are a lot of stray cats. But I love this particular feline. I do not know why some other cats do not like her... Today, I found her on the fifth floor's corridor. I started playing with it for a while then a grey cat appeared they started hissing at each other and I...
    KennethKuan69 KennethKuan69 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 18

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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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    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, 2014

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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 Dec 17, 2014

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    therearenogoodusernames therearenogoodusernames 13-15, F Mar 16

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    I so need help and support right now.

    Today I took my doggy to Dunkin Donuts for breakfast. When we got back, I was distracted and forgot to get him out of the car. He died in the back seat because he was overheated. I don't know how I can go on. I can't live with the thought that I caused a death. Please help...
    bbarco bbarco 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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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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    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 175 Responses Aug 12, 2009

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