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I Accidentally Killed My Pet

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    Loved Him to Death

    Β  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 the...
    theguiltdragon theguiltdragon 16-17, F 5 Responses Sep 19, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 35 Responses Dec 12, 2010

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    Well about a two months ago I got a new ferret

    named bandit,and before I had got her I had did all kinds of research about them,so then I got her the next day and I was so happy,well maybe about a month I had her I had put her on my bed and she loves to climb in side of clothes and well I didnt know tht she had climbed in my...
    hayleigh1520 hayleigh1520 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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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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    I'm Sorry Jill.

    So my parent's are out of town and of course, I'm supposed to take care of my dog's. My dog Jill was an Australian Shepard and she get's really freaked out when it rains and their's lighting and thunder. So as I have been for the past few day's putting her on the chain in the...
    FaithOrForgiveness FaithOrForgiveness 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 8, 2012

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    We came home last night

    after spending the 3 day Memorial weekend out of town and our 9 month old kitten Sadie didn't come running to greet us. After about an hour of searching, my husband found her. She had gotten in and somehow knocked over a small cooler in our kitchen and become trapped. The guilt...
    krsmith krsmith 31-35, F 2 Responses May 27

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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 17 Responses Sep 24, 2013

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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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    We had two small turtles.

    My brother was in charge of one and I was with the other cute one. We were only kids and one day we had to buy some food for the in them pet store. So, we brought the turtle with us and I was holding the fish bowl while in the car. We left them inside the car because it wouldn't...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 10

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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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    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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    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 161 Responses Aug 12, 2009

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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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    I Accidentally Killed My Cat When I Closed The Garage Door

    We've had Shadow for over 10 years.Β  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.Β  We've had several close calls but he was always ok.Β  Two days ago I came home and pulled into the garage.Β  I let...
    MikeG32 MikeG32 56-60 15 Responses Nov 4, 2011

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    I was taking care of my girlfriends (our)

    rabbit. He didn't eat his food overnight like he usually does. I put him on the table so I could check his teeth to see if they were overgrown. His teeth looked fine but I saw something in his mouth and went to get a pair of tweezers from the bathroom. When I went back he...
    DistraughtBoyfriend DistraughtBoyfriend 22-25, M 1 Response May 14

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Aug 15

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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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    Tatatatatatatad Tatatatatatatad 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 1

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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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    A few years ago I had 3 beautiful cats.

    One was Kwhy, another was Mr.Whiskers, and the last cat was baby. Baby technically was a stray, but more than happily visited every day to cuddle on the couch and have some lunch with me while my parent's were on business trips. I think I was 13 or 14. My parent's were very busy...
    RainPopz RainPopz 22-25, F Jun 19

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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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    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 2 Responses Jul 16

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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 42 Responses Oct 28, 2009

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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 65 Responses Mar 17, 2011

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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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    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 1 Response Jun 29

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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 hate myself so much.

    I accidentally ran over my beloved 14 year old dachshund Max two days ago. I partially crushed his head. He couldn't see me and I should have been more careful. I miss him so much. He gave me so much joy with his personality. We snuggled on the couch every single night. I could...
    lstarb lstarb 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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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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    Today I accidentally killed my ferret.

    I was having guests over, had just woken up at 4pm so I was rushing around to get the housed cleaned up. Well, the ferret had been out of his cage all day; my boyfriend had let him out that morning and couldn't find him to put him away before he went to work. As I was loading...
    berniermn4 berniermn4 22-25, F 3 Responses May 1

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    DinosaurPie DinosaurPie 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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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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    Listening For His Footsteps

    It is now 3 days since I accidentally killed my beloved dog.Β  It is 2:50 a.m. and I can't sleep.Β  I keep getting images of how I found him in the car.Β  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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    But I was 2 and I jumped on him

    πŸ˜’πŸ˜³πŸ˜£πŸ˜”πŸ˜’πŸ˜“πŸ˜©πŸ˜±πŸ˜°πŸ˜¨πŸ˜ͺπŸ˜₯ Luckily I forgave myself and that is it 😩
    MyDesireIsHim MyDesireIsHim 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 9

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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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    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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    Two Years Ago...

    a new friend here asked me about this. Β it took a lot to revisit what happened... imma do the copy and paste thing here. Β cuz i will cry if i type it all over again Β :'( oh my gosh! Β 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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    One of my boys, only 7,

    was always sickly. He was impossible to get into a carrier. I had to go to the hospital from bites. Finally got him to the vet... very sick, probably bladder cancer. Dealing with terrible grief, I found myself in a pet supermarket with a rescue organization. With the best...
    rimrunner rimrunner 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 15

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    It was my relatives goldfish

    and it wasn't an accident. I was 5 or 6 at the time and wanted my fish to life longer. So I dipped her fish in orange sirup. I'm not sure if the fish ended up dying because of this. But I felt/feel really bad for torturing it and trying to poison it. Like what the hell was was...
    Sourminds Sourminds 18-21, F Jul 18

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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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    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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    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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    Today, I was leaving to go to my job at kmart.

    I played my boy friends things in my car, so I could drop them off to him after work. I huggged my dad and went back inside to get some crackers and water for the trip to work. I got inside my car and forgot my CD in my truck. So I ran out to the truck that was parked on the...
    slugster10 slugster10 18-21, F 2 Responses May 11

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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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    I have had a terrible week.

    Just a few days ago my mother died in my arms in her Alzheimer's home. Yesterday, in a state of distraction and grief, I left my beloved 6 year old yellow lab in the backseat of my car in our workplace parking lot for an hour in extreme heat. I decided to head home again from...
    sadness1968 sadness1968 46-50, M 3 Responses Jun 27

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    Why do I always over feed my fishies!

    !!🐠🐟🐠🐟🐠
    XxBellabixtch49xX XxBellabixtch49xX 13-15, F May 14

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