It is so horrific when you hear these stories. They do not stop do they? It is a shame that it still continues even in countries where they are banned.
I hope that the lovely people who care for dogs, occupies your mind more so that you are able let yourself heal
it would still destress me...i'd worry if it didn't. Your feeling seems normal to me.
me too Shocking and sad.
Dont listen to the idiots that tell you to get over it or it was only a dog..It touched you & that prove you give a **** if it still causes you angst..
I stepped in dog crap 10 years ago and it still bothers me.
Its normal. I have some bad memories too, that if I focus on them, i feel the same emotions I did back then. You need to replace that memory and forgive yourself if there was something you feel you should have or could have done to stop it.
It's something that would stay with me, too
Tec(james) I am glad u you let it out at last.When dogs fight that viciously,neither is aware of what each is doing, nor do they feel pain DURING THE EVENT. Animals also have a much healthier attitude to death than we have.
Why would they not feel pain? What nonsense.
Sorry old fruit,not feeling pain is part of the fight and flight mechanism which is shared by humans.I hope u r not lawyer. You don't read carefully.The operative phrase id "during the event" It.s up there. Black and white.Can't get much clearer. That carelessness aside,James has had a . He has my support.very traumatic time regarding dogs
OMG, how could you not be distressed & appauled by that, hate any mistreatment of any animal, awful
Sounds like a distressing thing to see, it'd stick with me too. It's probably to do with the fact that the image itself is stuck in your memory, so you keep being reminded of how it made you feel at the time.
There are people who are still bothered by the death of Princess Diana that same year -- THAT's unhealthy (unless, y'know, they actually knew her).
Yes, it's normal. You witnessed something brutal that resulted in a death. I think anyone with an ounce of compassion would've been strongly affected.
It would stick with me differently than, say, a fight to the death of two wild animals. We tend not to expect that sort of thing from tame animals, even if one of them is a stray.
you were young and shocking events stick with you, you were obviously traumatized by the event and it has imbedded in your subconscious, i witnessed an horrific event when i was 11, the image,s, smells and screams still haunt me till today. it is normal to feel like you do, you were helpless to do any thing about it, this has manifested its self, and has put guilt where it should not be. there was nothing you could have done.
Its normal, traumatic experience..