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My Beagle Is Gone

I lost my best friend yesterday - so I now know what all of you who have written before me are going through. I am crying as a write this. I have never felt this bad in my life. The sense of loss I feel is terrible - and I don't know how to even begin to get over it.  It happened  when my daughter took my Beagle for his afternoon walk. On the way back she stopped at the traffic lights and waited for the lights to change so she could walk across. For some reason my dog Patch pulled forward and tugged his lead out of my daughter's hands and he started running across the road. He was struck by a car coming the other way right in front of my daughter. Unbelievably, the two men in the car reversed up and waited for my daughter to tug our poor dead Patch off to the side of the road - and then they took off, leaving my 13 year old daughter a sobbing mess on the side of the road with my dead dog lying in her arms.

My only consolation is that we believe he died instantly - and would not have been in pain for long. Fortunately there are some good people in the world. A nice lady who saw the incident stopped to help my daughter. She even put the dog in her car and took off with my daughter to a nearby vet. Sadly, the vet confimed the worst. He was dead. I am so grateful to that lady nevertheless as she would have provided some comfort for my daughter.

I feel incredible loss and emptiness - and major guilt. My dog had gotten used to being fed right after his afternoon walk and I think this is why he bolted out of my daughter's hand. He was thinking only of his dinner - and anyone who has every known or had a Beagle will know what I mean. Beagle's live for food and walks and not much else. If only I had changed his feeding routine. If he was not expecting food this tragedy may not have happed. My daughter came home and cried all night. My wife and 12 year old son are devastated, and I have lost my best mate, my daily companion (I work from home). I don't know how I can ever fill the void of his absence. I see him all around the house. Sitting on his couch in the lounge room. On the floor beside my work desk. I am totally devastated. 

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I know this post is from 2010 but the feeling of loss that you went through is one I will experience this week. My heart is broken in a million pieces. Billy has been my boy, my handsome man for 14 years. He's just been the best beagle ever and I have no idea what I will do when he is gone, It's amazing how much love I feel for him and I'm so scared the loss will be unbearable. He is in pain and isn't drinking or eating much so I know it's time. We always knew this time would come but always thought it would never come this fast. Sincerely hope your heart has healed.

I do know how you feel.I lost my ten year old Beagle on September 30th. She was my little girl and my best friend. And not a day goes by that I do not cry over my loss,we were togeather all the time 24/7. I do not know how to cope with my loss it is eating me up inside I can not go a day with out looking for her.God how I miss her.My question do Beagles go to heaven for I'm looking to renight with her.

On Friday morning, I lost my Beagle Rex, my best friend, my baby, my companion and can't stop crying. I feel a great deal of guilt. In February he went to the vet and had a clean bill of health. We had Rex since he was a puppy and we had him for 11 years. During the 11 years, we only got separated when we went on vacation. I can't get over the lost of my Rex, and hate myself for not seeing sooner that he was sick. My mother passed away, than my daughter was a victim of the Alberta flood and with all the tragedies in my life, and we changed his food for non fatening food, I thought that Rex was depressed as he was always a very sensitive dog. On Thursday morning, I brought Rex to the vet, I had to carry him. That morning the vet diagnosed Rex and turn out that he was diabetic with high sugar level. The vet tried everything and passed away on Friday morning. It went so fast, yes he was drinking a lot and started loosing weight about a week before that. Why Why did I changed his food and now my Rex is with my mother. I love my Beagle Rex and will always miss him for the rest of my life.

My dog died last Wednesday. She was a beagle too. I'm still I mess because I don't think I can ever get over it. I am the same age as your daughter was. Molly was the first dog I've ever had. She was only a year and a half old. We adopted her at a shelter so I hadn't even had her for over a year. She had the tendency to get out of the house. Once she was out, we would have to chase her down the street and back before we could catch her. Wednesday, when I was at school, Molly snuck into our garage and when it was opened she sprinted out. Still being in the car, my mom had to struggle to get out and start chasing her. She was too late and Molly had been hit. My parents never mentioned the details of what happened after that, or how it had happened, but I hate to bring it up. It's true, she most likely died instantly, but I can barely make it through the day without her. How did your daughter handle it? How did you handle it? Do you have any advice that could help me?

My Heart breaks as I read your story. I just lost my 14yr old beagle, Daisy. She was my best friend for life, that's what I always told her. Now, she is gone and nothing in the world could ever replace my girl. So sorry to hear about your pal Patch. I understand your pain and hope the two of them are together somewhere now, running all over with their noses to the ground and smelling everything to their heart's content. Daisy and I were partners in life... Her 'Papa' died unexpectedly (my husband) and she was so sad, as was I in those dark days. And my Beagle and I comforted eachother when life seemed so hard. Now she is gone and I miss her so much. She was my brown eyed girl and friend for life and I miss her more than words can say. May she and sweet Patch rest in peace and comfort

It is now a year and a half since I lost my dog patch. Rachellouise99, I feel your loss. I know exactly what you will now be going through. Fortunately it does get better. The sense of loss and sadness never truly goes away, but the pain does dim with time. You will get better. I now have another Beagle called Banjo. He is different in many ways to Patch, but getting another dog did help me get over the loss of Patch. Banjo is now my constant companion. I do fear losing him after losing patch - but you can't go through life with that attitude. We must move on as best as possible.

my beagles took off running out the door last night as we were leaving for a walk. brawndo my male beagle got hit by a car and he managed to limp back to my drive way!we rushed him to the vet but he died over there as they were trying to keep him together!i am so sad!i see him all over the house too!and naya my female beagle is just so broken hearted it breaks my heart to look at her!!!!!ive known a lot of people that died but my dog dying is different because he is part of our family!its so hard to just keep it together!RIP brawndo!i know when i go where you are now you will be jumping and kissing and just so stoked to see me!but for now just hang in there and have fun and i will do the same!

my beagles took off running out the door last night as we were leaving for a walk. brawndo my male beagle got hit by a car and he managed to limp back to my drive way!we rushed him to the vet but he died over there as they were trying to keep him together!i am so sad!i see him all over the house too!and naya my female beagle is just so broken hearted it breaks my heart to look at her!!!!!ive known a lot of people that died but my dog dying is different because he is part of our family!its so hard to just keep it together!RIP brawndo!i know when i go where you are now you will be jumping and kissing and just so stoked to see me!but for now just hang in there and have fun and i will do the same!

That is truly horrible. I hope you explained to your daughter that the dog was doing what a dog does and sometimes when they do the results are bad. Hopefully, you'll rescue another dog from certain death at the local shelter and you daughter will recover.

Thanks for your kind words and sympathy. It has been five days now and I am still mourning the loss of my beloved Patch. I think of him constantly and still breakdown in tears all the time. I guess only the passing of time can heal this wound. I certainly hope so. Thankfully, my children seem to be coping with the loss of our dog better than me. For their sake, I guess I need to try and pull myself together.

OH MY GOD! I'm so terribly sorry for your loss. I hope you get better, I know what it is to lose what you truly love, and pets are so wonderful one can't help but to love them so much. I feel your pain. =[ Please get better.