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Dog Got Hit By A Car

Yesterday, I went to take my dog out for his morning walk. We went to all his favorite parks. He was only 1 and a half years old and was still immature and innocent. As i came back from the walk and got into the main door of the apartment I took of his lead. At that very same moment someone opened the door and he ran out. I ran after him and watched him cross the big street to play with another dog. I thought I had just avoided death. I began to cross the street whilst my dog perched on the side walk waiting for me. As i crossed I heard the sound of a popped tire and heard my dog whimpering and limping. I was shocked. I thought my dog had hurt his leg but I ran over and saw that it had been a lot worse. I held him and watched him die in my hands. I called my mom immediately - crying - and told her the news. She rushed out of the house expecting him to be hurt, but not dead. We both sat on the street crying until we decided to bring him home.
For us this dog was not a pet, nor a friend, but our child. My mom had found him after after suffering from depression. She had gone to Greece alone to stay with her deteriorating mother. With in 3 months her mother had died and the depression began. In the midst of her depression she saw a small one, colored, dark brown chihuahua who was she said "looked like a little bean". She bought him the very same day and decided to give him the name "coffee bean".

"Beanbo", "Bean Bean", "Coff-Coff" and "boubi" (his most loved nickname) had become her light in the dark world of solitude and grief. She would need to take him out for walks and began to make friends and enjoy herself. That dog, had become her child, her best friend and every moment of her day would be spent in his company.

In 6 months I had come to visit for the summer (at first). From the first time I laid eyes on him I loved him. He was naughty yet sweet, excited yet loving and soon, I to had come to him as my son. I knew his every moved. I remember the way he would put one ear down and keep one up when he was thinking, the way he would put both ears back when he had done something wrong, the way he would nip and my socks whilst I walk, the way he began barking every time I put on my coat because he knew he was going for a walk. He became my bother, my son and most of all my best friend. Due to family circumstances it was deemed best to stay for another 4 months until my dad settled in a new area. It was in this time that I had to love him so.

He was a sweet and pure soul. He would walk from bedroom to bedroom to lick us, so none of us felt lonely. He was the most loving and beloved creature to ever set foot in the house. To see this tragedy happen to such a living and loving animal was devastating. The guilt I feel tears through me every night, even now writing this post, he should have his paws up on the chair waiting for a hug. I feel as though I ended his life and i miss him so. If i had kept the lead on for 3 minutes he would be here next to me. I woke up today and i see no reason to go outside, I feel like a murderer. I should never have taken of his lead. What is worse is that fact that after I leave soon on January 20Th to stay with my dad and brother, I will be leaving my mother alone again. How could I be such a terrible person? I've had other dogs die in my life, but never have I felt as though I was their cause of death. Whenever I close my eyes I see this incident. I have never loved another dog the way I loved him, he was 'unique'.

 

 

 

 

lukeqanderson lukeqanderson 18-21, M 206 Responses Dec 30, 2009

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I lost my dog as well. She had to be put down almost a year ago (it seems like it was yesterday) I grew up with her. I was only one when my mom and sister brought her home. She was a few weeks old. I lived my entire life with her. She was our family. Not a pet. We were her people. We loved her and she loved us. I'll always miss her. I think about her everyday. I'm sorry for your loss. Just know it wasn't your fault. Just know, wherever he is, he's looking over you and your family and that he will always love you.

So sorry for you loss😔

Aww, I am truely sorry I love my dogs as if they are my children I had lost one last year because he was old and sick I felt devastated and some nights I still cry thinking about him , once again I am so sorry and I hope you feel better soon

Im sorry for ur loss ...make sure that dog lived happily when she met u and ur mom...make sure that he spent lovely moments with u ...its a loss but remember the happy moments and care u gave this dog..

I lost my Chihuahua yesterday. I feel so very guilty and lost. He snook out of the house when I was leaving for an hour. When I came home my neighbour told me he had seen my Chihuahua outside... my heart immediately sunk and I ran in the house hoping that my neighbour was wrong... but my little guy wasn't there.

I ran around the neighbourhood for hours calling him and phoning animal services for help. I knew he would come to me if he heard my call... I felt despair and hopelessness.

After a few hours the animal service lady came to my house and I knew by the look on her face that she had bad news. He had been found earlier maybe 30 minutes after I had left for my errand. He had been hit by a car just down the street. I fell to the floor crying and screaming no, no...

He was my baby just 3 years old and the sweetest funnest little boy, he shared my bed at night and many kisses throughout the day he was so unique and adorable.. he had the unpredictable ear that was up one moment then down the next. He would run across the leash free park like a little bullet and make me laugh every time. I will miss his little blinky eyes and his playful nuzzling my head from the back of the sofa, I'll miss the way he would drag his body along the carpet to itch his belly then roll once to the right and once to the left. I'll miss him waiting on my bed for me to kissing and hugging him good bye in the morning. The pain is so strong I feel I'll never get over him... I'm sitting here with his little jacket beside me so it feels like he's here... there'll never be another like him... I love you Marley

Hey everyone,

Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who responded to this experience.

Though death can be challenging and overwhelming, time truly does heal all wounds.

Things may never be the same, but every day is another step towards a brighter future (not to sound too cliche).

I am very honored that my experience has shown so relatable, and without this community I would not have had an outlet in a time of need.

Thanks again,
Luke.

I lost my dog yesterday. It was my moms dog. New Years Day 2015. I was walking Charly, a papillon on a retractable leash. With 2 other dogs. Charly was in the street. Close to sidewalk. A gray ford pickup truck saw me and the dogs, as he slowed down. Unfortunately I couldn't retract the leash fast enough, the truck ran over Charly as I watched, and kept going.....worst day of my life. I'm in uncontrollable grief....

I'm so sorry our dog destiny died on New Year's Eve and it hurts so bad.

Dude this same mess happened on New Years yesturday. We were walking to my grandmas house to pick up the whole dog pack and get her leash. So she trotted along me as we went . We were so happy as I laughed and joked with her then she bolted out of nowhere in the opposite direction and I called her but she was too stubborn and ignored me then she stopped in the middle of the street and I saw a blue pick up and it wouldn't stop. This has been haunting me as it happened yesterday . I was so stupid.

My dog wreck-it got hit by a car today. I am mostly to blame as well because I left the door opened - made myself a coffee - went on to the verandah and saw him across the road. My first response was too call out to him but this probably wasn't the best thing to do. As I called his name automatically I could hear a car and just knew it was going to happen. He looked up as happy as ever and leapt towards me without any awareness of the car travelling quickly hitting him head on. I. Ran downstairs and couldn't believe it! He was convulsing and I thoought there may have been a chance to save him but after about 20 seconds he was dead. I cant get the image out of my head as it plays over and over like a old movie re run!!! He was so much more than a dog - he was so gorgeous and loving! What's worse is we lost another dog earlier this year because he got out of our fence when we were away for a day and also got run over. What can you do though to teach dogs about the dangers of cars?? My partner and I feel devastated and have lost faith in our parenting of dogs and have questioned our responsibility. I know accidents happen and it's just a mistake but it all happens in the blink of an eye and I would do anything to have him back right now - following my every move and giving me all of his love and attention! Dogs are definitely man's best friend and I will never forget them!

Oh my god earlier june year 2014 I lost my German shepherd to bloat! She was only 7. And this other dogs death was a chiwienie named destiny. I feel your pain in so many ways. This has been on repeat like a rerun and it feels like hell. The dog I'm with in the photo is a dog I actually found in the middle of the street. He is still alive. But the other two are gone and it hurts so so so bad.

My small Chihuahua/Terrier dog Belle was hit by a car a couple of days ago. I thought she was dead but then she still had a faint heart beat. I should have taken her to the vet but I waited, not wanting to move her, and she died soon. I have such guilt. She was about 8 years old and she was famous every where she went because she would fetch a tennis ball back and forth for hours and drop the ball at stranger's feet to have them throw it to her and she made everyone, old and young, happy. She would walk around everywhere we went with a tennis ball - that was almost as big as her head - in her mouth, and people would stop and say "look at that cute dog!". I took her with me when I would drive to meetings, and I worked from home so I spent lot's of time with her. My wife and kids said I loved her more than them, and I cannot lie that in some ways it was true. She was my buddy, my friend. If I was depressed, she lied next to me. If I was outside at my kids baseball game, she made me feel proud and happy from all the people playing with her and coming up to me saying "your dog is amazing". And I would say "yes, I know".

And now, through my own carelessness of letting her out alone and not taking her to the vet in time (perhaps), she is dead. I am a grown man and I cannot stop crying. I miss her so much. And I have terrible guilt that I perhaps could have saved her if I made different choices. Some mistakes we can fix later, and others we cannot, and death is one of those. I can never bring her back. Never. I miss her so much and it is killing me that I will never see her again and that she will never enjoy all the things she, and I, loved to do. I hope her death will not be in vain and that I will be a better person because of her life and her death. She touched so many people and gave them such joy. I hope I can do even 1% of that in my life. Rest in Peace my wonderful dog.

How are you doing now? I can't sleep, and can't eat. Please tell me it gets better.

It does. Look at your dog's photo every day and give it a kiss. Let yourself cry and feel sad and then realize that you do need to live on for the sake of others in your family, etc. Each day, time does help up to get farther from the pain. I am 100 times better now.

I lost my 8 years companion ans best friend today. My 8 years old american eskimo "peanut" got run over by a car in my condo community parking lot. The car run him over with rear wheels few times in front of me - despide my screaming and peanut's screaming... then it drove away without a blink... I know it is an accident if there's someone to blame- that is me- i didn't take good care/ protect peanut... However, I wish that car has stopped ... for human decency...

IM so sorry. This happens to me yesterday. Mine was on a leash and ran over by someone in publix parking lot. He kept going never stopped. All I can say is death was instantaneous. God bless

Thats so sad to hear my lil doggie got hit by a car on Halloween.. and today is the third day without him im still so so heart broken he was helping me deal with my. Daddys passing .. and im lost without him. Make sure u get another dog its not your fault it was a accident..

I lost my dog this morning, she was a chihuahua greyhound mix. She was the best dog, she really reminded me of a person with the looks she gave and her actions. My son let her and our other dog out this morning and a few minutes later I told him to let them in but Dink wouldn't come. A man on a bike came up to our house and asked of we had two little dogs and I said yes and he said " I'm sorry but the white one got out of your fence, a man sped thru and had plenty of time to slow down but didn't ." i went out and there she was on the sidewalk, already gone . She was trying to make it home but didn't . I have been crying on and off all day , you dont realize how part of the family your pet becomes until it's too late. I am gonna miss my little girl soo much , my only comfort was since she was gone so fast she didnt suffer .

My poor parents lost a puppy this morning. They got two corgi puppies from their neighbors a few weeks ago and doted on them constantly. They were siblings and my parents were very careful about having them around the pool. They supervised them carefully and bought a little "dock" for them to get out of the pool easier. They took them swimming in the afternoon so they'd eventually learn how to swim and get out safely. Unfortunately, one of the puppies got into their tiny pond and drowned. The pond is only 4 feet by 6 feet and there are rocks and plants all over in it but they found the little guy in it when they got home. They are absolutely devastated and are thinking about giving the other puppy away since they feel entirely responsible. I wish there was something I could say or do to make them feel better but I know there isn't. Rest in peace little CJ.

I have suffered a devastating loss today. Today, the fourth of October 2014 is the day my world turned completely dark. This has been a terrible year. I have lost so much. My grandparents passed away and then my very best friend and soul mate was killed in a car accident. My 5 pound mutt of a dog with a personality larger than life was beside me bringing me comfort and unconventional love with each terrible loss. My home next, and then my job. Not the end of the world. I had my dog to snuggle every night. Tonight Is the first of many lonely sad nights ahead. My sweet baby girl was hit and left to die in the middle of the street. I can not describe the way I could hear my heart shatter picking her little body up off the road. I have suffered pet loss before. Not like this. I can't picture a world without her 3

I just lost my puppy a few hours ago... Somehow he got out and ran into the street, we haven't even had him for a year. We saved him from a shelter New Years eve and I picked him out. He had the cites little freckles on his nose. His name was eli and we estimated he was almost 2 years old. He died instantly. My family and I just buried him and all of his things are still in the house reminding me that he's really actually gone. Rip eli 10/2/14 love you forever and ever boo

If anyone could give us advice..my almost four year old son and I both witnessed one of our sweet labs get hit by a train. He was cut compleatly in half and we saw everything. Compleatly horrible, my son was hysterical. While he seemed to cope after the first week or so with a burial and goodbyes. He is now in terror every time a train goes by as we live pretty close. This includes waking up every time one comes through at night, about five or six times a night. We have told him the train is never going to hurt him and tried playing with more train toys to show what they do to help us. He runs around frantically with his hands over his ears at every sound of a distant train. We don't know what else to do.

Two days ago my dog Tiny died. He was a black stocky pitbull with lots of fun and life in him. He was hit by a truck that never breaked when it saw him and kept going along after running over him. My heart is so broken my dog was my baby and now he's gone. Im trying so hard to heal but I feel as if I'll never move past this: (

I lost my beloved dog yesterday. I was out gardening and she got out of the house and ran across the street. She was hit by a car.

I rushed her to the vet but she died.

I am so lost. She was a young dog and I adopted her 1 1/2 years ago. My husband had died and my children were having a very tough time and giving me a lot of trouble. She was pure happiness to me. I remember sitting on the couch with her sweet head in my lap and thinking that I could never live without her.

Now I must.

I have no idea how this will pan out. Another dog will come into my life at some point but I have no idea when.

We lost our puppy today, only 3-4 months old. Her name is Vixen, named after one of Santa's reindeers. Her siblings are called Cupid, Dash, Comet and Blitz. She was the most mischevious of the lot. Always running out of the house, squeezing her body under the gate. Although the tiniest, she was the bravest. It all happened so quickly. My husband and I walked out of the house and I closed the gate and headed towards a market just two streets away. Just as we reached the junction 3 houses away, we heard a shriek from a dog. We turned around a saw a dog under the back tyre of the car and I said a quiet, "Oh no" not knowing it was her until I saw Blitz at the corner of the car. I immediately screamed her name and ran towards her. But it was too late. There was so much blood. She was having seizures as my husband held her and soon her heartbeat left his touch. Now all I do is replay the scene in my head. Over and over and over again. It doesn't stop. I feel a knot in my stomach and question myself. What if I left the house earlier? Or later? What if I turned behind? Why didn't I notice? Why? Why? But these questions will forever remain questions... My husband feels so much guilt. If only I can take it away and make him feel better. To let him know that it was't his fault.<br />
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I miss the way she tilts her head when I call her name<br />
I miss her weird random hopping on all fours (much like a reindeer!)<br />
I miss the way she drags herself on her butt when I tell her to wait for her dinner<br />
I miss her.<br />
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Little mischevious Vixen the puppy<br />
You make me so angry yet happy<br />
Super smart pup but yet so cheeky<br />
Disturbing your siblings cheerfully<br />
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Sorry I didn't slow my pace<br />
Sorry I didn't decide on other ways<br />
Sorry you didn't see more birthdays<br />
Be cheeky now in a better place

I also lost my beautiful puppy she was 4 1/2 months old....it had been the perfect day until we decided to go for a walk in a trail we were on our way there and she was in the back of the truck...I still dont understand why she jumped but when she did she landed under our car I ran out to see her and she was just still I believe she died instantly I just threw myself to the ground and cried and said I was sorry....she had rode in the back before and never did anything but that day she jumped and I lost my precious Nuna I havent been able to cope with herdeath ive cried and cried and wished it was all a dream but nothing changes I blame myself and think why didn't I tie her or just have stayed home....I loved her so much and have thought about getting another puppy but I know it wont be her....ill never get to play with her or hug her again now I get home and my house feels lifeless....words can't describe how much I miss her...I just hope she can see me and know I loved her so much....I love you nuna 3/27/14

Luke you are not a murderer. I will share something that happened to me. My husband and I pray and believe together. We knew it was getting close to the time that we would have to send our beloved Regis and Ruby (Bichon friezes-a year apart) home. I felt as though I was a murderer and told The Lord this.<br />
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He spoke and said, "It is not murder it is sacrifice. Offer them to Me as you would a lamb. They will be well taken care of." It was the hardest thing I have had to do. They were also my children and pure and loving beings. They were both getting to the age that I had to make a decision. Regis was in a little better shape than Ruby but his heart would have been broken if he had to survive without her. So they both had to leave at once. On the day they went home, my husband and I laid on the bed together amidst great tears and heartache. We calmed ourselves down and prayed. The Lord gave my husband this vision: both dogs were standing at an opening of some sort, like a window. They were leaping with joy and jumping up and down like little pieces of popcorn being popped. They were ecstatic. They were saying "Mommy, Mommy, Mommy, Mommy, Mommy, Mommy, Mommy!!! Daddie, Daddie, Daddie, Daddy, Daddie, Daddie!!!!! They were standing at the feet of Jesus. He could only see His Sandals. They continued this to show us how happy they were to be free of the confines of this world. The Lord showed us that they are in our future with Him.

Another 'unique' soul... I lost my dog on Sunday, January 19th when he ran out onto a highway... to chase the cars. We had him for 3 months, he was 14 months old. We were training him to be a trail-dog and while we had reasons to be leery with him around busy roads, we also knew he was doing well with the training and we thought he could resist the urge... we were wrong.
While stopped briefly on the forested trail, seconds before he took off, I thought "He's getting excited, maybe we should put the leash on him"... then I got back on my bike. When I knew he was off and running, I lept off my bike and chased him on foot. I couldn't see him and I could barely hear him over the din of the traffic. I was calling and calling, and I soon lost track of his footprints in the snow. As I ran, I was aware of cars breaking, slowing, and bunching out on the highway, and I knew then, in my heart, why, yet all I could think of was his collar; the one with his name tag that we had forgotten at home...we never forget that collar. And, the old wire fence lining the forest... was it enough to stop him?
I came to edge of the forest, which ended on a country lane-way spotted with houses. Ignoring 'no trespassing' signs, I kept moving forward, cresting a hill to look out over the highway... and then I saw him, lying across three lanes by the median, not moving. In crying/angry-yelling shock, I walked back to my partner who was still calling after him back by the trail. As I approached, alone, he told me "We'll find him. We'll find him." I explained what had happened.
Eventually, we collected ourselves and walked/biked out of cold, quickly darkening forest for what seemed like the longest stretch of time I'd ever experienced. Once we were home, we contacted the regional police who gave us the number and address of a local highway maintenance department. The department office was closed... but, later that night, at shift change, my wonderful father-in-law tracked down a snowplow driver who happened to have picked up our puppy. She was in tears as she handed over his body, stating that he must have been a special soul because his body was moved out of the way of traffic -- normally people don't stop and animals are utterly wasted on the road. Minutes later, when our father delivered him to a nearby vet clinic for cremation, our puppy merely looked to be asleep without hardly a scratch on him -- at least, that is what we were told.
Besides feeling responsible -- for expecting too much from him too soon, for not putting the leash on him, for not training him better or using a shock collar or some other technology -- what makes this even harder is knowing that he was not just our dog. His previous owner bred him and raised him for the first year of his life. Despite all of her other wonderful dogs, she sobbed when we left with him in our arms. The thought of having to tell her what happened breaks my heart all over again, every day, along with the pictures and videos and (truly wonderful and thoughtful) messages from all of our friends and family.
Amongst all these feelings, and in my selfishness, I am sad for myself: I waited for this dog for 7 years, for the 'stars to align' in terms of time, space and living arrangements, and I only got to be with him for 3 months. While I doubt my guilt will ever truly leave me, I am hopeful that one day I will be able to put my love and trust in another dog, and myself.

I lost my too baby's batman and dodger on 1/6/13 to a stupid car passing by not paying any attention I can't believe she hit them both batman I had for five years after I had a heart attack I was so depressed my little batman has done so much for me it hurts so bad I couldn't help him like he helped me and my little dodger was his son he was only 1years old so sweet and full of love my kid's and I cry so much every day it happend in front of all of us I can't believe this my poor sweet babies

Lost my dog today . As I was pulling up to my house I saw a truck parked in the middle of the street and man standing right next to a dog that had just got hit by a car. As I approached, the puppy started looking more and more familiar. It was my 5 year old friend "Cookie". I am a 20 but I cried a like a 10 year old. The sad part is , it's like she was waiting to say goodbye to me before she died. What are the odds that as soon as I got back from the grocery store she'd lay there dying and waiting for me!!! I feel so bad and guilty because I know I could have treated her way better than I did when she lived .. I don't know how to break the news to my 5 year old son about this .

Just lost my dog today. I feel so horrible he should not have gone that way. 10 years of joy with my little man I'm so sorry it had to end like this . You were the best dog ever !

We lost our 11 month old lab tonight.
I opened the door for my daughter who would be coming home from school. He got the screen door open and ran into the street. I feel so guilty! I never should have opened the door!

Where to begin? Night before last (11/17/13) was one of the worst nights of my life as my sweet little ten-year old Shih Tzu puppy "Ziggy" was killed after bolting out of the front door in a flight of thunder storm panic. The day started as any normal weekend day, but as time went on we heard of an impending storm. About 4:00pm as we were near the front door a clap of thunder so incredibly loud that it shook the whole house. In that instant Ziggy freaked out. He had becoming increasingly anxious in storms over the past couple years, but this one just rocked him to the core. In the brief moment after the thunder clap, my wife came up from the basement somewhat impervious to the storm and opened the door to shake off something she had been cleaning. The moment the door opened Ziggy bolted out the door. He ran and he ran and he ran. Of course we didn't know where or in what direction, but we knew it was a problem and we ran to out to see if we could catch him. He was nowhere to be seen. Usually, this little dog just hung out in the yard. Not this day. He was gone and we didn't even know where to look for him. After contacting the police and searching for over an hour in the pouring rain, we got a call from the police saying someone had just called to say they had hit a small white dog over a mile away from our home. I was back in the house with our two children. My wife and even my ex-wife and her husband where out looking and I sent them to the area where the police said the caller told them of the accident. It was dark, raining, ugly. After searching an area near a highway overpass on a busy road for a while they saw nothing. Then they spotted it....an absolutely devastated carcass of what was once an animal. It was Ziggy. All I could do when I arrived was to scoop up what was left of him and bring him home for a proper burial. And then I had to explain it to the kids. I am still in a state of shock. He was the most loving, kind, friendly little dog who had spent ten years as the best friend to my autistic son. And now he is gone. But at least I got a call which gave us some degree of closer. If I hadn't gotten the call I would probably still be out looking for him. But now we know. And while we are heartbroken, we know we have been blessed to have this beautiful dog in our lives for ten years. We believe that clap of thunder was God calling him home. He is with him now. Cherish your pet. They are a gift.

I lost my sweet yellow lab, my best friend Jasmine yesterday to a truck. So wrapped up in guilt. I can't bear to be home. 4 and half years old, so much life ahead of us. Now she's gone. I miss her terribly. Rest in peace, Jazz 11/17/13.

I lost my dog two days ago. Her name was Jasmine too. She was hit by a car while she run away from the house. I miss her so badly..

Hi, tonight my little/fat Chihuahua kutie was just hit by car who just
keep on driving. I just went downstairs to empty the trash can as I always let Kutie go with me to use the restroom. As I make my way to the trash can quickly, I saw a light color car with bright lights sitting there talking to someone, so I made my way to the trash can
I heard a loud thump in the street, I knew I knew this cruel man HIT MY BELOVED KUTIE. I turn back and she was lying there with her eyes and face smashed in. OMG why would a person do such a thing to an innocent animal and on top of everything not ever STOP!
My KUTIE was my world she was blonde with the most pretties light brown eyes you every wanted to see. She love me so and as I did her tonight and every day of her life... I'm crying because she was
running after me to the trash can.. Why didn't I wait for her or why
didn't I have her on a leash.. Please GOD help me because she was all I had left. I'm looking at her doggy dish bowl and bottled water dish that I can not yet bring myself to move. I ask this young couple to place her in this trash bag so that she will be place in the dumpster.
I am in shock and sadness because I just do not know what to do or how to get her out the trash can and go bury her properly . Please help me to figure this out. Sign my baby KUTIE IS GONE 11/13/13

I had my dog get hit today, i can't stop crying, i miss her so much, i keep thinking this is a dream, and the *** hole who hit her, kept going, they didn't even stop.

Two nights ago my beautiful baby boy Boo, a choc chihuahua was hit by a car right in front of our house, killed instantly, obvious head trama. No one even stopped. My daughter was coming over for her birthday and was the one who discovered him. He had only been outside for about 7 minutes. It just happened that quick. He would be 10 years old on Halloween of this year. He was always so good about staying in our yard, but lately he had taken to crossing the street to explore a neighbors vacant lot. I feared for him because being chocolate brown, he was hard to see at night, not to mention being a 4 lb. dog. I regret so badly not protecting him better. I am grieving almost inconsolably. I pray that time will bring healing. He followed me everywhere I went from room to room every single day for nearly 10 years. He was here with me as my children have started school and I have found myself home alone. My ever constant companion. Everywhere I look, I expect to see him! I just don't hardly know how I will make it! Lots of prayer is all I can do! I love you, Boo! You are my Good Boy!

I lost my dog Brody this morning. I loved him so much. He was hit by a car while he was chasing a ball. He died instantly but his body looked perfect. When I picked him up he was completely limp. I miss him so much. The pain was unbearable. I had had him 2 years after rescuing him. I'm consoled by the fact that I had given him a very happy, loving, secure life. He was happy when he died and he died instantly. The pain and loss of a very loved pet is as real as any loss. There is a void that cannot be filled. I miss you Brody.

Last Monday 9/9/13 we had visitors and for whatever reason the door was left cracked open. Our 8 month old boxer girl got out and quickly darted. My 9 year old caught her but since her collar was off she darted quickly away running towards our busy street! My son was following trying to get her to stop she ran into the rode being missed by the first car and hit and killed by the second. All as we watched. In horror my oldest son got to her lying dead while I tried to comfort my sobbing 9 year old...This week has been horrific, filled with tears and loneliness! Almost blaming myself for being a failure...Tonight I was watching videos of her running in the back yard playing with our Bassett hound...Our family has been grieving the loss of our sweet family member!! I will never forget my son lying on her sobbing saying how much he loved her as he was rubbing her soft ears..I can't believe how this has rocked my emotions..I will never be the same....

I understand your pain my dog was hit by a car last night 9/11/13. My heart is in pieces. I feel so guilty that he wasn't on his leash. I'm going to miss my Chance.....

I lost my best friend Oopie, the exact same way only a week ago. I feel so guilty and such sadness! I cry every day and can't see his face yet, just the hit and then the sound. I feel broken and hollow!

I'm so sorry for your loss. I lost my beloved Pomeranian a month ago. I understand your pain. Let's hope it will get a little easier with time.

Would like to add I'm will questioning myselfand can't find the answers. The street know what had happened and not 1 of them can out to help but will stop me or my mum in the street and ask but makes me wonder they had the chance to help

We lost our 3 year old westie yesterday dinner time she got hit by a car and died in seconds and she was the most loving dog I have ever met, she was well trained on and off a lead and never ran off an new when to stop always by ur side no matter what but yesterday she did just this yesterday and can't understand why and what made her run across that road we then found that her collar had snapped where you clip it 2gether found the neck, were still finding it hard and miss the little things

im so sorry x I lost my westie yesterday x she was run over .feel so sad and guilty x ive lost my best little friend x when does it get easier?

I am so sorry I know exactly how you feel the same thing happened to me just yesterday I went out to get the mail I closed the door so that my baby china would not get out but as I open the door to come back in she ran out I tried not to chase her because she then will think I'm playing with her. Well she crossed the street and got hit by a car she was a tiny little baby I watched the whole thing I also feel like a murderer I feel that's it all my fault. I treated her as my daughter and I lost her. Tell me if it's gotten any better for you??

hi Debb30 my little westie died yesterday almost the same way . I said I feel like a murderer too ..I didn't protect her and now she's dead .in blink of an eye .I miss her so much x

I feel so overwhelmingly guilty. My faithful loving schnauzer Augie got hit by a car. My husband and I stepped out front our home last night watching the wind and rain because of high gusts. We let Augie with us but both of us thought the other let him go back in the house.
My husband usually puts him in his crate on the way to bed since he gets up early. I usually stay up longer.
Augie was prone to wondering off so we always pestered him to stay by us. Also he was all black and impossible to see at night. If he did run away, he'd bark at the front door soon as we closed it to come in.
There was no bark that night. I woke up and saw that Augie wasn't in his crate. I looked in every room. If I opened the sliding door Augie would whimper to come out of his crate in the morning. No whimpering or cage and dog tag rattling. Too dang quiet. Then I knew he wasn't here.
I woke up my husband and told him Augie isn't here. He said I know I let him in. Then he started calling for Augie.

Just then the vet called asking if we were missing a dog. At first I was thinking someone brought him there and a short relief. Then the woman told me that Augie is at the cross street less than a stone throw away. I couldn't bring myself to ask if he was dead. I just said why, did he not make it? She of course said no.
He got hit by a car. A kind passerby stopped to protect him from vultures she shooed off him. She called 911 and the police were just gonna take him. The woman insisted they call the vet. That beautiful lady said she didn't think it was fair not to contact Augies owner.
I told my husband to go get him and bring him home.
The kind woman had him wrapped in a bright orange fleece sweatshirt waiting for us. She said keep it.

My grief is not knowing how much he suffered. If we could have saved him. That he spent the night lying by the road while it poured rain on him. He had to have been there the entire night.
He always comes home and I know that's all he was trying to do.

I failed to protect him. I didn't think he was out. Can't shake this horrible pain.

He was on my heels everywhere I went. He was my protector for 9 years. He only slept if I did. I was quite sick for a long time and he stayed with me in bed. Everyone who visited got showered with affection whether they wanted it or not. My friends are crying with me. He was a real lover and the best pup I've ever known.

He was a rescue. I am only able to stop crying when I know he might have faced uncertain death at the pound. We gave him extra time and I think he was greatful everyday for us saving him. Like he thanked us every second of every day.

My husband buried him next to our other schnauzer Spencer. Do I dare get another? I don't think I can bury another.

I think I'm doing ok until I think of memories and good times and his funny quirks. Then I sob uncontrollably. I just want to hold him.

Augie, you are still here. You are my heart and I'll miss you forever. You are an angel among us.

Love,
Mom

I lost my Pomeranian a month ago and I feel the same way. I just want to hold her again and feel her kisses on my nose. Writing this I am sobbing, I understand exactly how you feel. I just hope that with time it will get easier..Hang in there...

That's sad I have a 1 year old female Yorkie terrier and I keep her by my side every second my heart goes 2 u so sorry for it loss of ur dog

Our 18 month-old Shih Poo, Buddy, was struck and killed by a drunk motorist on a quiet, residential street as we loaded our car on St Patrick's day this year. He was on a leash and not even 6 feet from us. The driver never stopped or slowed down.<br />
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We rushed him to a pet ICU and they stabilized him, but his internal injuries were too severe and he died after a 9 hour fight, just as they were prepping the OR for surgery. It was like losing a son.<br />
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Our hearts go out to all of you who have had similar experiences.

MY DAUGHTER AND I ALSO LOST OUR ALIZA YESTERDY WITH HIT CAR .....IT SEEMS DOGS JUST EAT SLEEP AND LIKE TO PLAY AND THATS ONE THING THEY DONT GET ENOUGH OF..I'M NOW CONVINCED THAT ITS NECESSARY PERHAPS TO TRAIN ANY DOG TO PERFORM A SINGLE DUTY AROUND HOME WITH OWNERS TO FEEL ACCOMPLISHED.....SPONTANEOUS BOLTS TO PLAY WITH OTHER DAGS MAY BE ELIMINATEED SINCE DECIPLINE ENTERS THEIR mind SCOPE...

My best friend Duke was hit yesterday 3-29-13 on my birthday in front of me and my family. We are crushed, why he ran out the front door, why didn't I shut the interior door, why didn't I have him outside with us. I rescued him 1 and a1/2 years ago, he would be 2 on July 4 . He was definitely a part of all of our hearts and we will miss him greatly. We love and miss you Duke a Ruke

My little Roo died on August 10th last year. She was only 3. The shame, the guilt, the heartache is still overwhelming at times. I am just so so sorry I'd left the gate open. Earlier in the day, I'd opened the gates and driven the car straight in, watching as the dogs followed and thinking, "Look at them ther're so cute." And then my friend asked me if I wanted a drink. It was a hot day and the dogs came and sat with us outside and they're we all stayed. I completed forgot I'd left the gate open and it was only as dusk crept in and I went to get the dogs in that I realised the awful truth. I called and our other dog came back but from the direction of the road. In my panic I went back with her and got her lead. Why did I do that? I was so scared of that road because the cars drive so fast down there. And then I just lost my senses. The other dog seemed to want to run down the little lane that I used to walk them down so off we went. I shouted and shouted hoping she was down there but I soon turned back unable to find her. I came back to our drive and saw a car pull up further down the main road. I made my way down only to find little Roo there, motionless, in the ditch. My friend and I brought her home. I was in such shock. I cried all night and went and cuddled her. She was cold by now but I was still willing her to wake up. For days afterward I was hoping she'd just get up out of her grave. I even thought that maybe that wasn't her at all and she'd just run off to a neighbours so I set off one day to look for her. The grief and the guilt was so intense and it would come back in waves. The first six months were the worst but even now I still feel so guilty though sometimes I get glimmers of forgiving myself. I guess time is the best healer. I didn't mean for her to die. She was the most beautiful dog in the world, so innocent, so sweet natured and so adored. Rest in Peace xxx

I feel your pain. I hope we both can forgive ourselves one day.

My baby husky Annabel got hit by a car yesterday she was actually my brothers puppy she had just turned 6 months on 3/23/13 she was the one that brought happiness to our family. there was a point where my mom, dad, my younger brother and i were very depressed. my brother was hospitalized for about 7 times for depression and suicidal. she gave him love understanding friendship everything he ever wanted. he saw her get hit by a car, he ran up to her to hug her, when he hugged her she bit him of the pain and didn't let go she then died in his arms ... it was so painful seeing her thrown in the floor full of blood and he little green and blue eyes open. and my brother scream her name with such pain. it couldn't handle it .. its been a day with out her and i cant stop thinking about her. who is going to jump on me ? who is going to lick my face ? who is going to wait for my brother in his bed ? why did she have to go can someone help me understand that? why when she just had gotten us together as a family ? why did she have to leave my brother the person who loved her the most the person who took care of her. the person who slept next to her hugging her. why did she have to leave us alone? i dream with her and my brother wakes up screaming her name in the middle of the night... why my baby Annabel ??

i feel you. my puppyson was hit by a car and left on the side of the road while he was not in my care. ive never had a pet die this way before and i feel like he was taken from me. everyone keeps saying hes happy now but he was the happiest, most well cared for dog i have ever seen. i just want him back cuddling with me.

Truly sorry. The same happened to me a few days ago.

<p>Today while I was drying my hair and getting ready for work my 7 month old puppy was hit by a car. She was outside in a fenced area with my older dog playing as they do every morning. I went out to call them in before I left for work and only one dog came back. Then I noticed cars at the end of my driveway. I ran down there knwing somehow what had happened.The person who hit my little Lucy didn't stay but two other people who saw the accident did. They helped me to roll her onto a towel and carry her to my car. She was still alive and in shock at the time. I took her to the vet who tried to stabilize her to no avail. Within 4 hours it was obvious that she had severe brain trauma, as the vet could not stop her seizures. Although I doubt that she could see or hear me due to her injuries- I stayed with her as she was euthanized and told her what a wonderful girl she was, how much I loved her and how proud I was of how good she was. She died with me holding her and telling her that it was ok to go and I'm relieved that she is in a pain free place now. My Lucy was on borrowed time as she was born in a shelter that euthanizes all pitbull type dogs that they can't give to other shelters. They will not adopt them out. She was passed off to my local SPCA where I found her just 2 months ago.She loved other dogs and all humans. She was truly a joy to have in my life.She made me and my geriatric dog very happy. This afternoon my old lady dog & I buried her beneath a beautiful purple leaved weeping beech tree. My old girl stayed quietly by the grave as I laid Lucy to rest. Her name tag now hangs from a lower branch near her head. I will miss my sweet little chickpea.I hope she has a blast in dog heaven</p>

I'm sorry you lost a beloved pet. I know haow bad it hurts...I lost my sweet little Boston Terrier, Bubo this afternoon. She was hit by a car because I thought she would stay on the porch with the meat delivery man like she always does. She saw someone across the street she wanted to say hello to and as she crossed a speeding van ran her over. I felt my heart explode in my chest as I ran to her side. She looked very bad so I scooped her up and put her in the car and raced for the vets. I cried the whole way there and rubbed her but she never woke up. I wrapped her in a towel and ran into the vets and we put her on the table and my vet said I'm sorry she is gone. They were so nice and let me spend time with her and then came in and helped me pick out an urn with a place for her picture and her name plate that will say Bubo. I just brought her for a bath and her nails yesterday and her fur smelled so good. I can still see her laying there and home is so quiet without her. She was pure love and followed me everywhere and laid on my lap while I watched tv. We took walks all the time and she was always so happy to see me when I got home. I would give her belly rubs and she smiled and loved them so. She was my special baby and I kissed her and hugged her everyday. She was the sweetest little girl I ever had and 3 is just to early to say goodbye. I'm so sorry for anyone else here who is struggling with the loss of their beloved pet and "best friend" in my case. Bye Bye my little "Buberown".xoxoxox

It's very sad to lose a beloved pet this way. Just tonight my Charlie was hit and killed and no one even stopped to tell us. I feel as if it was my fault too. For the past few days we've noticed Charlie going to the road and sniffing around. We live in the country and barely have traffic. However, I told my husband to put his chain in the ground and start chaining him when he goes outside. He agreed but neither of us said anymore about it. Then tonight I let Charlie outside and after he never came back scratching on the door after an hour I got worried. My husband came home from work an hour later and found him beside the road by a tree. Charlie was also unique and loving. He followed us everywhere and went everywhere with us in his short 7 months of life. I feel for you my friend. But you can't blame yourself. You didn't know your dog would run out and get hit. It was just a sparadic thing that happens sometimes. They say everything happens for a reason maybe your dog and mine passed on because they were here to teach us something of their own and accomplished it.

that is so sad x I know exactly how you feel x same happened to me yesterday .am devastated x when does it get better?

im sorry to hear this my Skye was killed 26/02/2013 i left her at 11.am by 11.15 she was dead run over in the road instant. Im devastated she was only 16 months we had two puppies for xmas 2011 the happiest xmas ever her and her sister were best pals we did everythign together, on the farm i walked her taught her and run around loads as she was full of energy hunterway cross collie. I loved this dog more than life itsself and i feel so low cant stop crying and feeling guilty i blame my self as most days i go field first for a run then do the jobs that morning i did the jobs first went to let the cows out herd a a thud and howling then silence. I miss her so much, i want to hug her again the house is so empty she was the life and sole of the party and my shadow she had toast in the morning, then coffee, shared my dinner ate anything, including socks and pants her nick name was pants and skippy. I cant get over it and feel so sorry for anyone who is suffering like myself. Rip Sky xxxx

My beloved dachshund woody died in a road accident yesterday 26/2/13 my husband was walking both dogs I have a black Labrador as well, he got spooked and managed to wriggle out of his collor then ran onto a busy road he was only 3years old my husband and I and our 2 children are absolutely devastated we miss him so so much, our hearts at broken I understand what your going though you shouldn't blame yourself it was a terrible thing that happend, I feel the same I wish I could turn back the clock I wish he was here sat on my knee. My heart goes out to you xxxx joanne

I lost my best friend yesterday. By far the sadest day of my life. The pain is still so raw. Some people cant understand the bond a human and a dog can share. Tyco just had his 1st birthday last month and i videoed the whole thing. The happiness on his sweet little face, the laughter in my voice....
I came home yesterday and saw my stepdad waiting outside which i thought was odd. Then i began to search for him cause he'd always rush out to see me. Instead, my mum came out. I asked what was wrong and she just kept telling me to come inside. I thought they were pranking me or something then i asked if it was my dad because he has been very sick. She started crying and said his name 'Tyco'. I knew immediately. Words cant explain what emotions i was and still am going through. I raced to his side, but he was wrapped in sheets and towels. I tried frantically to unwrap him but my mother stopped me and said she didnt want me to look. I could tell by all the blood through the sheets that it was bad. I held him for a long time, crying, asking myself 'what if?' My partner and i buried him in the back yard. I couldnt believe that it happened to him. My sweet little boy. I found out that he had run on the road just a couple of hours after i said goodbye to go to work. A lady had run straight over his head and he died instantly. I still cant believe he's gone. I keep expecting him to come running around the corner and jump on my bed. He was my everything. 25.02.13 at around 8.00am, i lost my best friend.

My dog Roxi Danger was hit by a car on my street on July 14 2012.I had her since she was only 8 weeks old and she would have been 8 years old in October 2012.I had her outside with out a leash and I turned my back for one minute and she had disappeared. I began calling for her and looking around when my friend and I heard a noise from a car hitting her about 3 houses down :( She was laying in the middle of the street lifeless,traffic slowed, and my friend ran out and grabbed her.At this point I was in complete shock.He got to my driveway with her in his arms and the first words out of his mouth was "She's dead" ....At that point I completely lost it. Her eyes were wide open,blood coming out of her mouth,and her once curled tail was completely strait.This was by far one of the worst days of my life.I took her everywhere possible with me.She had puppies and my Mom,brother, and I all kept 1.I look at them and always see her in them which also makes it harder on me.I want to say it gets easier over time but there is not one day that goes by where Roxi doesn't come into my head or that something reminds me of her.If she wanted something she never took no for an answer but it was just one of the many quirky things that made her,her.She wanted nothing more than to play and love you.I loved that dog like it was my child and I still til this day cry about it.The driver didn't stop in my situation either and I cant help but think it was done intentionally ...Either way I will always blame myself and she will never be replaced. I love you and miss you soo much Dange R.i.p <3 :((

My Charliepoo (maltipoo) got hit by a car last night and it was my fault completely! I took him outside without a leash, I didn't do it because I am mean, but because I hadn't taken him outside to play that day and I just wanted to run a little. When I saw him get hit I stood for a moment paralyzed not believing my dog, whom I've had for 9 months had gotten hit by a car a could possibly be dead! I ran to him as fast I could and picked him up. He was awake but almost like in shock. My sister, cousin, dad, and even my mom, whom before Charlie despised dogs, came outside because they heard the commotion. The driver didn't even stop! My mom saw me walking with Chatlie and immediately took him from me and began to cry desperately. Now we've had Charlie since he was a little less than 2 months, and now we don't picture our lives without him. We rushed him to the vet and they did some X-rays. To our surprise he had no broken bones but had blood in his lungs which made it difficult for him to breathe, so they had to put him on oxygen. The dr said he was pretty bruised and in pain so they gave him morphine. She also said that he was expected to make a full recovery but then also said that it could get worse! Then she said he might have a ruptured disc because he was in so much pain but that maybe it wasn't so because he was able to move on his own. It almost seems unfair yet understandable that she says the good and the bad, but all we really want to hear is the good in these type of cases! Finally we left him overnight at the hospital and we all came home. But I can't get over the guilt that my puppy (he's still not 1) my shadow, is hurt because if me. Out of everyone in my house he followed me the most and trusted me the most, and I let him down, I didn't protect him! Something I did out of love ended up hurting him. How I wish I hadn't done that! I try to sleep because I've been up all night, yet every time I close my eyes I see his. Those big green eyes just staring at me and I can't stop crying! I don't know how I am going to live with myself if my Charlie dies!

This happened to me yesterday evening.. My baby boy, he was only a year and one month old. His name was Sota. He was so smart and always found his way out of everything! But when he would get out he would run for a minute, roll in poop and come back stinking and needing a bath! There was a huge boom outside and he crawled back home... He was there on the front porch.. He had cuts and a swollen belly and blood was coming out of his mouth. We rushed him to the emergency vet. By this time his belly had doubled in size and he was in a lot of pain. Then he was taken back and we were left to wait in the waiting room. His heart gave out 5 minutes later :'( All his ribs were broken on one side and it punctured his lung and it collasped. He lost alot of blood internally. The vet said he got hit really hard, the person who hit him didnt even stop.. I keep on wishing that I would have been aloud in there with him so he would have been with his mommy instead of a bunch of strangers, probably hurting him.. He was an awful dog. A butt, he would pee on everything and eat walls and dig the carpet up, eat vaccum wires, gnaw on blinds! Awful! But then he'd turn to you like Puss in Boots with these big eyes and gave you kisses and roll on his back like "I'm sorry momma I didn't mean it!" He did the cutest things and all I can see
is a big happy baby seeing a car coming at him and him being in so much pain and him just wanting to come home.. I'm in so much pain and regret and guilt. I don't know what to do or how to handle this. At times it doesn't feel like its real. And when it hits me I just start balking my eyes out. He was my baby. I'm only 20, so I don't have any kids but he was my child and I failed him. Like I said, I don't know why to do. :'(

I just had the same experience yesterday, I lost my lil man cheech. A car hit him while my boyfriend had him and my girls out walking. He was my baby I loved him more then words can say and now I find myself left in a deep depression and I keep hoping that I wake up and this is a dream. Your story hit home with me, same type dog, same feelings, and same tragic ending.

I feel your pain immensely ,one week ago today (2 days after Christmas )our 14 yr old chuwahwa wondered off and got ran over by a car,thankfully death was instant and he didnt suffer,and tonight exactly 1 week later, our other dog went outside and I went to bring him in a few minutes later and I found him dead in the street.The pain we are feeling is enormous,we hadnt even totally accepted the other death and now this.This feels like some evil cruel nightmare ,that we cant wake from

My 7 year old boxer George was hit 12:46am yesterday (New Years morning). I am devastated, everything I have read in these posts I feel. I can't do anything but think about him running on a busy road afraid to death of the fireworks my neighbor and many others were letting off. He had been with his litter sister in their crates in our garage where they stay when we are not home. We had gone to a local hotel for a wedding reception. George was so distressed by the fireworks and managed to squeeze himself out of the small door in the front of the crate . He then somehow opened the garage door as the nbrs who were letting off the fireworks said they saw the garage door open and george ran out. They managed to get him and put him in the fenced in back yard. That was the wrg move as the fireworks continued and he lept the 5 foot fence and ran off - far away. Another nbr who was going to let them out for me after they came back from dinner called these nbrs to put him inside the house and close the garage door but they were afraid to enter the house. Another nbr offered to put him in one of their crates in their house but the nbr who had hold of him said no putting him in back yard was good enough. It wasn't he ran away to a busy road and was hit very hard. We didn't know anything about his until this morning until the animal control found him in median. I didn't want to go and see him but had to to believe it. I sat in the middle of that median for 1/2 hour and just sobbed - I haven't stopped sobbing all day or remembering how his body was afer gtting hit and thinking if only I remembered that people let off fireworks for new years and if only I had stayed home and if only my nbrs hadn't let off any fireworks. We have 2 other dogs and 2 infants but nothing can comfort me right now. I want George back. I had him from 6 weeks old - he still had 5 good years and I failed him thats all i can think. Its really hard to think he has gone to a better place as he just loved to be sat in my lap - that was his and mine best place on earth. I am dreading going to work tomorrow!!!! And coming home and him not being here.

My baby girl, Oreo, a lab mix was hit by a car on Christmas Eve this year. We had all been outside in the hot tub while she and my sister-in-laws dog were playing in the yard. Her dog would not leave Oreo alone as he was in his prime and "trying to get some". We went inside to change from our swimsuits into warmer clothes and sat down for a few minutes to get a drink. Next thing we know, her dog came inside without Oreo and my boyfriend got a funny feeling. We went outside and called for her a few times but she didn't come. So we walked to the end of the sidewalk and Stephen goes "oh my god, no way". When I got to where he was I saw her. She was laying about two feet from the road at the end of the driveway. I sat with her in lap bawling my eyes out for at least 20 minutes, she was already gone by the time we got to her. I feel so responsible and guilty for her death because I should have kept her away from that dog. I feel as if she was trying to get away from him like she had been all night. I didn't protect her enough or keep her safe. She was my pride and joy and the best dog I ever could have hoped for. The person who hit her didn't stop. I miss her more than words can say and I will always love her even more.

I can relate to your story and feelings of guilt. My baby girl was hit by a car Tuesday night and I had to have her put down on Friday. Im devastated beyond belief. She never leaves my side and I had taken a friend and an elderly neighbour of hers to cool off at the beach in the afternoon. My dog is my shadow but for some reason must have wandered up to the footpath where she had seen food scraps earlier. She then must have panicked when she couldnt find me. Because I had been concentrating on the elderly woman talking about losing her husband I didnt notice Bonnie had gone as she had been sitting next to me. When I realised my friend and I frantically searched all the surrounding streets. My sister and her friends drove over to help and so did a number of locals who lived in the area. We spent 6 hours calling her name. Eventually we went home and hoped that someone would phone the next morning to say they had found her. I got a call the next morning to tell me she had been hit by a car. I rushed over and found they had put her in an oxygen box. Xrays of her body showed she didnt have any broken bones and there was no visible injury to her head. Was told to wait for 24-48 hours to see if she improved. Unfortunately she didnt and actually started having seizures. I had to make the heartbreaking decision to have her put down. I have since spoken with the woman who picked her up and took her to the vet and she told me that her neighbour, who has a small dog of his own, had seen Bonnie cross the road a couple of times but didnt bother to catch and restrain her. I am so insulted by the universe and have lost faith in everything. I have lost count of the number of dogs I have rescued from busy roads, saving them from being hit, often for ungrateful owners, to lose mine in this way, makes me sick to the stomach. I am not a fan of Christmas but had actually made an effort this year as my sister and her kids were coming from interstate. I put up Xmas lights, while Bonnie watched and the Christmas tree and was looking forward to having my family together for Christmas. Bonnie was put down the day they were to leave and because I was so distraught I told them I wouldnt be able to face Christmas and having to put on a happy face for the kids. So they decided it was best not to come up. Because I live alone with my dog, I couldnt bear to go back there without her being there and spent a few days with a friend. I came home today (Christmas Eve) to an empty house. My heart is empty and my sadness overwhelming. Ive lost faith in the world and everything. I feel guilty I didnt go up to the busy road where Bonnie was eventually hit as I was terrified I would see her already on the road. As it turned out she was hit around 10pm and we lost her around 6.30pm. She was my shadow, my best friend and companion. She brought me comfort every day and I am bereft without her.

My beautiful baby girl was hit by a car on 6th Nov. Tula was a rescue dog and should have got her forever home with us. She was an escapologist, we had changed the fencing and tried our best but she just wanted to get out and run. She had no recall so we couldn't let her off her lead. I have been devastated at losing her and today is the first day that I haven't cried. It shouldn't of happened, but it did. I have been through all the what if's and blamed myself but no matter what I do, I can't bring her back. I loved my little dog, more than I even thought myself, she was a beautiful trusting companion and I will cherish her memories. We didn't even have her for a year. I have thought about getting another dog, but feel the time is not right although I do know that if dogs were psychic and the ones in the Rescue Centre could speak to my Tula and ask if I gave her a nice home, I know she would say "Yes, go there, they'll spoil you rotten". And hopefully she would say ... "But don't runaway 'cause cars are dangerous!"

RIP Tula, wait for me at the bridge!
x

My Westie dog (9) Charlie died on Saturday around midday, whist waiting to cross the road outside my parents house. The road is narrow and his head was sticking out a little too much. He got smacked in the face by a van. I was hysterical with shock, scooped him up & panicked. Meanwhile he was loosing his life. As much as I willed him not to die, he died in my arms & once we got to the vets this was confirmed. I am heartbroken. So is my husband. God only knows when this awful feeling will pass. We love you so much Charlie!!

my dog rocky got hit by a car today. he was 5 years old and he was the most beautiful siberan husky in the world. he had the best personality. and the jerk driving the truck didnt even stop. we adopted rocky about 6 months ago..i know its not very long but rocky had become a huge part of the family..we also have another husky, maya, who was rockys best friend. every day my step dad would bring the dogs to the state park and they would love it. the one problem is is he never put them on a leash. he even got a ticket by the park rangers or whatever they are for not having them on a leash one day but he still didnt learn his lesson apparently. today rocky ran off to go chase some goats across this non busy road. the chances of a car passing the exact second he was was crazy. the pick up truck driver was speeing of course. and i wasnt there, but im sure from what ive been told he died instantly. ive been crying all day. ive had other dog deaths but nothing like this. the other dogs died from old age and were put down, yes its still sad but they both lived a long happy life, but rockys was cut short..way too short.. he was so full of life. he still had at least another 6 or 7 years left in him...this is by far the worst ever. is it bad that it hurts the same amount as when my grandma died? its 2 am and i cant sleep bc all i do when i close my eyes is picture the truck hitting his body so hard..i cant help it i try thinking of other things but it just doesnt work. i know its not my fault but i blame my step dad and im so pissed at him but i know he feels really bad but is that enough? he had his warnings...whats done is done. but basically what im mainly asking is how long does it take until i feel ok again?

hi luke

how are you now. do you feel any better?

regards

This story has lots of similarities to mine. im consumed with guilt. seeing that someone else experienced similiar feelings makes me feel less isolated which in turn relieves my pain slightly.
people say my grief will lessen as time goes on but i wonder if my guilt will ever lessen. ill tell my story and maybe someone can let me know if guilt ever goes........
Two weeks ago i joined my husband on his daily walk with our two dogs. it was a beautiful sunny day. he had walked the dogs along the same route for a year and a half. it was unusual for me to join them. the walk involved taking them on two separate fields. as we approached the second field i decided to go home and leave my husband to walk the dogs alone. soon after i arrived home approximately seven minutes after id left them i received a call from my husband telling me the youngest dog had suddenly ran away from him and had been hit by a car. my beautiful little boy dog died twenty minutes later on the way to the vets. in my arms. my instincts tell me he was coming after me as he was seen heading towards my house. i was surprised he did this as he loved his walks and also i trusted my husband to look after him. words cant describe my love for my dog. he loved me so much. he was only seventeen months old. im tortured with guilt for leaving them and heading home early. he wasnt on a lead because my husband took it off him once inside the field. i miss him with all my being but cant even grieve properly because of my guilt clouding my every thought. he was unique, loving, loyal, quiet, a bit clumsy which endeared me to him more, independent, he had one white paw, all the rest black. i could tell you a thousand things i loved about him. my heart is completely broken.

Hi beautifulkai,

How are you doing now? Please tell me it gets better.

I can really relate to this story. My chihuahua went missing since yesterday morning because it was believed that my poolman left the gate opened. He always wandar in the front yard but never far.I found him this morning on the streets right in front of my home.I trained him to stay away from the streets..when I found him, he had no collar and tags ...it is believed that he was dognapped and released and found his way home but didn't make it safely. The only thing I recognize is his tail and fur. I've been mourning all morning and I've been feeling guilty whenever I think deep about him. Right now, I feel like it's hard to accept the fact that he's gone. I had him for eight years and realized how attached I was with him ...he was a part of our family. A friend, a brother, and a son...this def. Placed me in a shocking mode that something so small and loyal can affect you so much. I love him and I will never love another the way I love Jack. He was unique to me. I'm sorry for our lost as well..

We just celebrated my Yorkie, Olivers 1st birthday last week. We cooked him a tiny steak and all celebrated. a few days later we let him outside and he normally goes to the backyard to play with the squirels. Well this time he didnt. He ran to the neighbors house. We found him playing in the leaves and having a great time. When my boyfriend called for him he knew he was in trouble because he crossed the street. He started trotting over, looking straight at him, when a car barely came down the road at maybe 5 miles an hour and hit him. I guess they were on their phone because they never stopped they just kept going. Then another car came right after it. My boyfriend ran and picked him up but he was already dead.We then sat in front of the house with him in our arms for a couple hours, petting him and expressing our love for him. I had him in my arms not even 5 minutes before it happened. We were playing and he was kissing me. I got him when I was going through Chemo and he brought so much joy to my life when there was none. Now he is gone. I miss him so much and I cannot tell you how I feel, except lost. I had plans for him to be in our wedding, and to be there to love our kids. He was so full of life and loved everyone. His personality shined through to people who didnt even like dogs, that have came to us and said how much they will miss him. Reading these posts have helped me to know I am not alone. I am fortunate enough to know where Oliver came from and in a few months will get one of his little brothers or sisters. His memory will stay with us forever. I'm sorry to everyone who has lost a part of their family.

My precious, angel, sweet, loving, energetic, perfect little puppy baby Lola bear was hit by a car today. I can't breathe. I can't stop crying. I can't move. She was so perfect. I feel so alone without her. She was my best friend. So loyal, caring, funny, sweet. I have never been closer to anyone than my little Lola. She was only 5 months old. Someone left the gate open and she ran into the street. I came home to her, she was almost gone as I rushed to the vet. I feel like she was waiting for me to say goodbye. When I come home she usually jumps all over me, licks me, plays with me. My poor girl she couldn't even move when I saw her. They told me she probably won't survive and it would be best to put her to sleep so she wouldn't be in pain anymore. It was so hard seeing her like that. Gasping for air :( I'm so sorry little lady. I wish I came home earlier so she wouldn't run out. I feel like someone ripped out my heart. I will miss her silent thoughts..talking to me, hugging me, running to me when I call her name, miss rubbing her cute little belly, will miss holding her like a baby while she falls asleep in my arms. She would always bark at balls it was so cute. I will miss you my baby girl, my best friend. I'm so sorry. You didn't deserve this. I don't know what I'm going to do without you, my precious little puppy. Until we meet again. Enjoy doggie heaven. Thank you for rescuing me, I'm so sorry I couldn't do the same for you. I failed you and I will never forgive myself. You are the best thing that happened to me. My baby bear, I love you Lola. Rest in peace. Mommy misses you more than anything.

I don't know how to go on anymore. She was my life. What is the point anymore?

she had the cutest little underbite. she would give me the best licks. she loved to lick my nose and fake bite my nose. she was so playful. she looked like a little teddy bear doll. her ears went back when she would run. how do i move on from this? im sorry, baby lola :( im so sorry my puppy.

My baby boy casper was 7 years old , he saw a dog over the other side of the road and tried to run for it, he got hit by a car and died. I feel so sad right now. I cant believe hes no longer here.

I lost my best friend today. People will look and say it was my fault. Maybe it was. I feel horrible. As I see there are many dog owners on here who have had things out of your control happen. It seems if only moments in time were delayed or sped up my Dexter would still be here. I stood there hoping he would stop and wouldn't come to me but he couldn't resist. The car speeding down the hill outrunning her headlights didn't see me or my dog. My precious baby gone forever and I can't stop crying. I love you Dexter and you will forever be in my heart.

My dod got hit by a pickup. My neighbors can and got me and I went in to a panic. I was so upset, and the neighbors said he was dead i didn't check his vitals. His body wa limp and his tail was missing but could he had been alive. I drive his body to the vet and along the way he threw up. The vet said that's happens sometimes free they die. I can't help but think he was in shock and choked on his vomit. Was he alive and I was to slow?

My sweet sweet boy died on impact this morning hit by a car. I was outside gardening and he was enjoying the fall sun. I noticed he was coming when I called and all of a sudden he was yelping. I grabbed him in a bear hug and he died in my arms. I know exactly how you are feeling, sheer guilt. How did I let this happen to my little man, he meant the world to me. I hope this gets easier, he was only a year and a half and had so much life left in him. Until we meet again little man, mommy is so sorry and loves you so much xoxo

My sweet whippet Zoe died yesterday and I am devastated. She was 13 years old and a loving companion for my other whippet Sonic who is 11 and my husband and me. We had recently moved into a new house that had a dog run on the side with a dog door into the house and a gate to the driveway/street. Yesterday my husband and I stepped out for an hour to do an errand, and when we got home noticed the gate open. Since being in the new house for 3 months now we had noticed Zoe exhibiting a little separation anxiety, where whenever we came home she was often outside in the dog run area whimpering softly. Once we came home she was happy again. This time that gate was open and she was gone. We got on our bikes and canvassed the neighborhood, talking to several people who had seen her but with vague timelines and information. We frantically rode around for an hour looking and finding that she had seemed to be going in one direction. We came back and got the car and went out to look further, then came back to make some lost dog signs and post them. After 5 minutes of posting the signs we got a call from someone who said they had seen her running on the freeway. We drove along the freeway but didn't see her. We went to the animal shelter but no reports were there. We called CHP who said they had received several reports of a dog seen on the freeway in that area matching her description, and one call that said they saw the dog get hit by a car. We went back to the freeway and backtracked to a section we hadn't seen before, and we saw her. Her lifeless body laying gently on the shoulder of the road. My husband took a blanket and retrieved her, and we drove straight to our vet. My husband wouldn't let me look at her. He said she was most certainly deceased and looked like she had been hit very hard. She was wrapped in a blanket and warm and I just kept touching her body to say my goodbyes. We made her arrangements and got a memorial urn going. We took down the lost dog signs and came home. I took tylenol pms last night but only slept two hours. I am so devastated today I am having convulsing sobs all day. My stomach is in knots and I cannot eat and haven't eaten since yesterday morning. I feel so incredibly guilty as I realized I was the one who left the gate open. I am so upset that we were canvassing the neighborhood but couldn't find her and she was running around right near wherever we were. I am so regretful I didn't drive up on the freeway right away to see if she had gone that way - I had had a weird hunch/fear she might have. I feel so guilty and so sad and miss her so much. I keep glancing at her different doggy beds wishing I would see her curled up, or see her coming into our room to pace around the bed looking for loving pets from my husband. Or hear her tapping toes on our floors. I am so worried about my other dog and how he will do. He must have known she left, but he stayed thankfully he stayed home! Zoe had never ever escaped or tried to escape in her whole life. She had been losing her hearing and could barely hear, and she seemed to be experiencing some level of dementia lately, which is why I am thinking she ran completely away instead of just wandering in our neighborhood. The irony is that Sonic my other dog used to escape all the time and I would find him waiting for me in front of the house at the end of the day, which was frightening! But he stayed home this time while she went wandering. I feel so unbelievably guilty and sad. My wonderful sweet princess baby loving adoring cute little Zoe girl. I miss her so much and I don't know what to do now!

my dog died tonight we had went to the store and come back and he was dead in the middle of the road I felt so bad, we have a fenced in yard and somehow he got out we weren't even there as he lay there suffering and dieing, I miss my dog so much thank you for your storys

Our baby Tysyn ( pup pup) Was hit by a car after getting out of the house. We didn't realize he was missing for about 30 minutes. He was a min pin and he was very fast energetic so by time we realized he was missing he was nowhere to be found. The next day I called the local humane society in hopes of someone bringing him in as a stray and thats when I found out that he was found but dead, they found him on the road dead! He was my son only 5yrs old and full of life. He was the best dog we could have ever asked for, I miss him so so much!!! I would do anything to have him back!!! I can't believe we didn't notice him missing for a half hour! I feel so guilty and sad, he died alone on a dirty street!! I should have been there to help him! I LOVE YOU PUP PUP!!!

I lost a treasured friend today<br />
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The little dog who used to lay<br />
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Her gentle head upon my knee<br />
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And shared her silent thoughts with me.<br />
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She’ll come no longer to my call<br />
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Retrieve no more her favourite ball<br />
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A voice far greater than my own<br />
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Has called her to his golden throne.<br />
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Although my eyes are filled with tears<br />
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I thank him for the happy years<br />
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He let her spend down here with me<br />
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And for her love and loyalty.<br />
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When it is time for me to go<br />
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And join her there, this much I know<br />
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I shall not fear the transient dark<br />
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For she will greet me with a bark.

thank you. that was so beautiful. i feel you.

I feel everyone's pain. Our pup Tollie who was only 7 months old was hit by a car the other day. I witnessed the accident and feel EXTREME guilt and am thinking of many what ifs. The lady who hit him stopped and spent Tollies last moments with us. She even sent us flowers the next day. I can't believe the grief I am experiencing...I loved that dog so much and I failed him. He was so soft and had the cutest face...he was with us for such a short time. He was our first family pet (we have two daughters 3 & 7) and will be missed by many. RIP Tollie xoxoxox

Three days ago my sweet puppy was hit by a car in front of my house and died within minutes. She was 4 days shy of her first birthday. We got her last November after I was forced out of my job due to cancer in June, then in October we had to put our first dog (age 13) to rest. She was my constant companion since we got her and everywhere I look in my house and my yard reminds me of her. She helped me do all my chores! She was an Old English Sheepdog, Susie was her name. Everyone in the neighborhood knew her. She loved everyone so much. We had just come back from our evening walk and my husband took off her leash once we got in the yard, as he always did. I went one way and he went another and she followed him. One minute later I heard screeching tires and I knew. I ran out and she was laying in the middle of the road. The woman who hit her stayed with us until we brought her in the house. Rest in peace my dear, sweet puppy. I will miss her forever. If only I had called her to follow me for a treat.

I just lost my 3 1/2 yr old Jack Russell after he was hit by a speeding car on Labor Day. I got him at 5 months. I let him and my other female JRT out without a leash because I wish them to have their freedom, but I now feel this enormous guilt for not leashing him. <br />
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For some reason, he decided to run across the street and was hit very hard. He cried, and then ran over to me as if to ask for assistance. When I went to treat him, he bit my face and fingers very hard, as dogs try to mask their pain. I attempted CPR to no avail, picked him up and watched him die in my arms.<br />
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This dog was my best friend, my life. I am a 25 yr old man but I've never cried so hard in my life. I got him from a rescue shelter when he was 5 months old because the previous owner couldn't take his energy.<br />
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He was the greatest dog and will forever be missed. I don't know how long it will take to heal this wound but I am just broken as of now.

I am sorry to hear about the lost of a beloved pet for so many of you! Our dog Trigger was hit by a SUV today and we lost him. He got loose from my wife on a walk and was crossing the road in excitement running around playing. We adopted him from the local humane society just 4 days ago when we moved to Texas and was already part of our family becoming "close" to our other dog. Trigger was only 8 months old and spent most of them in a outside in kennel at the HS. I feel terrible because he had finally found a forever home and then this happened days later. The poor dog didn't deserve to have this happen to him after having a tough life already. Although we had only had him a few days the lose hurts incredibly bad! I am glad somebody posted that "God needed him in Heaven" because it brings some ease to the pain. I hope that anybody else going trough the same pain as my wife and I will find some comfort in those words as well like I have.

I am so sorry - I posted that - I lost my little angel last wednesday - she was 14 months old - and I adopted her at 5 months - she was everything to me - it doesn't matter how long we have them we bond with them right away - the pain is no less or no more than someone who had a pet for longer - I have learned that life teaches us harsh lessons and we have to accept and move on - it is hard but that is the course we must take - I am sure he knew that you loved and cared for him just like my baby knew - and he was happy to have been part of your lives - God Bless

Dear Luke<br />
I don't know if you will read this, but my story is identical to your mom's - with the exception that I bought my baby girl to cheer me up after my 11 year old was put down in November - I got my beautiful girl in December at 5 months old - and she did everything you say your dog did for your mom cuz my husband was gravely ill - and she helped him too soooo much - we are also of Greek background .....My little girl fell off the couch and broke her spine - I ran her for 2 months from hospital to emergency to vet to wherever to neurologists and in the end I was convinced she needed surgery because she was suffering desperately that last week (she fell again while playing with her baby brother who is 7 months old) i was advised the surgery was very high risk but I had to try - we had to try - and unfortunately she died on the table -just last week (August 22) <br />
I am beyond devasted I feel like i could have should have done more - I feel like I did the wrong thing - I blame the doctors and vets - but you know what?? it doesn't bring her back nor is it healthy to blame others or ourselves<br />
I believe that she was an angel, a true one, that came into my life to help me and because she really loved me she tried to hang on - because she was treated like the Princess that she was, because perhaps on other missions no one had loved her like we did.....but that God needed her to move on, and so she did.<br />
I hope that all of us will be able to move on and have loving memories and beautiful feelings when we think and dream of these angels.... big hugs from another mamma who lost her fur baby

My dog died last sunday :( He was my baby his name IS BLUEE... he was hit by a car.. I still can't believe it happen, but I know he is in a better place, I work all day and he was most of the time alone, big yard and everything but alone, he was so smart, so I think God needed him in heaven. I know in my heart that all the dogs and innocent animals are in heaven. I hope this guilty and pain goes away soon. And I wish the same for everybody.

I have only been in my new house a few weeks my king charles george kept getting out as doors constantly being open with kids on summer holidays, i said to kids so many times stop leaving door open, george never ran away he would run over rd to nursing home an come back and its not a main road but an get busy with the nursin hme, 2 days ago id taken my cat vet as he had been hit by a car day b4. I was relieved he only had broken toe and would be ok we had only been back 45min kids had been playing out but came in i went upstairs thn heard a loud yelp my heart sank i look for george i knew it was him ran out and he was lying in road he was dead i scooped him up in my arms i just fell apart my baby my dead i feel lost and guilt why didnt i check to see were he was why didnt we knw he was out, the front dr had been left open again after the cat it shouldnt of happend i let him down

my female sasha died last night and i cant stop feeling is my fault, cant stop crying ...candt believe i lost my baby girl, she was only 4, she loved life, she had the most beautiful life ever ... they saw a rabbit and started chasing, i screamed after them to stop, i yelled .... i heard the sound of a car hitting something and i imediatly started crying and yelling "no no no no" then i saw my male waiting for me ...he stopped in time but she didnt .... she was lying in the middle of the street dead .... my mom left to work in another country 2 months ago, how do i tell her sasha is dead, how ? how do i tell her that it was my fault, that i wanted to go down that road near the street ...

I understand - i just lost my beautiful angel girl - last week - she was 14 months - she died during a very risky surgery that I had no choice but to give her - and I am beyond heartbroken - I hope you are doing better now, the pain doesn't go away I know (put down a dog in Nov 11 yrs old) so this was a huge blow for our family
I hope in time to be able to think fondly of my baby girl - big hugs

Ohhh poor baby so little ... i am so sorry !!! I never been through this ... she and the male i have are my first dogs ever ... yes, it feels like the pain will never go away, i cried for 2 solid weeks, i still feel like i cant move on without her ... it's so hard to function every day when you know that your dog with that "mommy i love you smile" wont be there to great you in the morning. I am sure that with time you will start to think more and more of the love you shared instead of the tragedy.
Hugs back to you and your family, our dogs are in the best place ever and they will be there to great us once again when time comes !

And from the bottom of my heart THANK YOU for taking the time to reply !

In August 2011 my mum's special dog was brutally kicked by a neighbour and passed away. She did not want a replacement for her at the time, however, the next month I bought a 3 month old Chihuahua/Jack Russell. Unfortunately my boyfriend wasn't too keen on her, so my mum agreed to take her and named her Poppy. Since that point Poppy became like a daughter to my mum. She was absolutely perfect for her in every way. I own another 2 young chihuahua/jacks and the 3 we're absolute best friends, always over the moon to see each other and would play all day to the point of absolute exhaustion. <br />
Yesterday at 7:30am my mum was taking them out for a nice quiet walk before the place got busy with other walkers. We take them to this large manner house with huge fields out the front and woodland to the back. The car park for the house is only very small but has a long driveway leading up to it, where horses, dogs, cyclists and children often walk up and down. Yesterday morning, my mum had opened the car door and Poppy had rushed out to chase a squirrell. As the car park was only small Poppy was always within site of my mum. My mum then had to help our old Alsatian out of the car. In the short space of time it had taken to do this, a huge 4x4 had sped up the driveway, had appeared to see Poppy as he slowed down, then he accelerated again. My mum heard a bang and crunch and poppy was left dead in the car park with a broken skull. <br />
After the man parked his car, he just said "oh I'm sorry, I've got 2 dogs, I'm a dog lover too". He showed absolutely no remorse. My mum then asked him to apologise properly, at which point he said "I've said sorry about 12 times, now don't you think you should go and pick it up before someone else runs over it?"<br />
I have read some of your stories where you would have liked the driver to stop and apologise, but I wish my mum had never had had to speak with this heartless monster. His utter lack of remorse and sheer arrogance just adds far greater hatred to the pain. <br />
There was nothing that the police or vets could do. The most that my mum is able to do is claim on the insurance for the value of Poppy, which neither brings my mums absolute little angel back, nor does it make him pay in the way that he should. <br />
Poppy was the most beautiful, athletic, intelligent little girl in the whole world and had the biggest heart imaginable for such a small dog. She was the best thing that could ever have happened to my mum, especially after our last dog died this time last year. <br />
Poppy was only 1 year and 2 months old and that beast of a man has stolen the rest of her life without even caring. He has broken all of our hearts in the worst way and broken up the most special little trio of friends too. Words can't describe how we're all feeling right now; nobody can believe that she is gone, it wasn't her time, she was just a baby with years and years to live for. Poppy - we love you so much, we miss you more than you could ever know and we wish beyond belief that we could have had so much more time together than we were given x

so sorry darling - I just lost my beautiful girl last week same age as your Poppy - her name was Junebug, and she was a doll baby - 4 pounds soaking wet - she died during a very risky surgery that i had no choice but to give her - I feel your pain and sorrow as I am going through it too - I hope that you and I will find peace one day but it takes a long time...xo

We just lost our dog Felix 2 days ago. My wife brought him home as a puppy a fews years ago and I told her to take him back because we already had a cat and a dog. Since then, Felix became MY dog. My wife was even a bit jealous because he would always sit on my lap or if I was laying on the couch, he would climb on my chest and nuzzle his little body under my chin. He was a mix of long haired chihuahua and a Pappillon. I never cared for little dogs but I developed a bond with Felix. We recently moved to a new area and are renting a home on a busy street. We have a fenced in yard, but Felix would always find a way to squeeze under or through the fence. My wife told me multiple times to get some lattace or something to block his way. I never did. Monday morning, I let both dogs out. I little while later, I went to let them in and only our other dog, Mack, who is a bit larger, was standing at the door. I went out back and started calling and whistling for Felix. He never came. I went to look out front and saw him lying in the roadway in front of our house. I screamed for my wife. We both ran out to the road. The neighbors came running out. A neighbor girl said she saw it happen right before we came out. The car that hit him never stopped. Felix died on impact. I was angry at first, but have had bouts of crying ever since. I am a 42 year old man and have worked as a police officer. I have witnessed death so many times and have become a bit "emotionless" to it. But this has severly broken me. Every little thing makes me think of Felix. The other dog paces around and sniffs the area where we kept Felix's crate. Since we rent, we could not bury him in the yard. My wife's uncle lives out in the country about 30 miles from us and allowed us to bury him there. I cried all the way there and back. It is a bit theraputic to share my story with others here that have experienced the same loss. I told my wife, if or when we get another dog, I want to adopt one from a pound/rescue. Since I couldn't save Felix's life, I'd like to save another. I keep thinking that Felix heard me calling for him and ran across the road to come to me when he got hit. If only I had went out front a minute sooner. <br />
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To the poster that is upset that the police did not do anything because you feel it was the breed of your dog, please understand, there is nothing they can do no matter what breed. Unfortunately, hit and run laws only apply to humans. I own a Staffie (looks like a small pitbull). I know you want justice or at least an apology. I feel the same. I still can't believe the person that hit Felix did not even have the decency to stop. It's a good thing I don't know who did it, as I would not want to do something stupid that I will regret later. I don't blame them for killing him, just not stopping and showing compassion. I take full responsibility for Felix's death. That is probably why it hurts so much.

The same thg happend to me yestday we not long moved and i knew rd wasnt safe bt my 3yr old king charles kept getting out found him in rd dead 45 minutes after getting home wiv cat who got ran ova day b4 the car hadnt stoppd doesnt earse my guilt or heardach bt hearin otha stories lets me knw im nt alone

same happened to me today... in condo community parking lot.. a car backed out onto sidewalk... hit my dog and run him over with rear wheels and front... I screamed... my dog screamed ... the car didn't stop... i blame myself for i let the dog run away.... i wish the car could have stopped ... just show a little bit sympathy to this little life ....

Today my puppy passed. His name was Chico and he was a Havanese. He was 1 1/2 years old. Poor baby was outside doing his business and spotted a cat. He decided to chase this cat to the street and that's when he was struck by a car and killed. I am so upset. I feel guilty for letting him out. I wish I would've not let him out :,(

My Velcro died last week. We got him as a puppy, and he was amazing from the start. He pretty much trained himself, he was always gentle and patient with kids, and he was just very sweet and fun. As he got older, he gained a big independent streak and had a bit of Napoleon complex (he was a dachshund mix, so he was pretty small - but more athletic than a typical doxie). We have a fence, but no matter what we did; he found ways to get out. He would just wander the neighborhood, then come home. We worried, and we kept trying ways to keep him in the yard, but nothing worked. We finally resorted to chaining him when we weren't home. We lapsed though. We were in a hurry to leave town for the weekend, and we thought he'd be fine. What a stupid mistake. <br />
When we came home late Sunday, we called for him, but he didn't come. Monday morning, we saw a sign that said "found small dog, call..." We called and left a message, relieved that someone had our dog and he was ok. Well, that night the person called back and said that he had let our dog go. He said that our dog kept picking on his big dog, and he was worried the big dog would hurt our dog. He said he was worried a shelter would put him down, so he thought he'd be better off "where he found him." So he just let him free. <br />
For the next 4 days we canvassed the neighborhood, and posted online, and searched shelters to no avail. <br />
Saturday morning we got a call. The person said the previous weekend he had seen our dog hit by a car and killed. We looked for his body, but figured after a week we're sure animals have gotten to him - we couldn't find it. <br />
I'm devastated. I can't stop crying. I feel so guilty and selfish - we knew he could get out yet he didn't have his ID tag on (it kept falling off) and we didn't chain him when we knew we'd be gone! But at the same time - chaining him was horrible - he deserved to run free and play. I just miss him so much, and I hope he knew he was loved very much. I don't know how to deal with this pain. I've lost family members before, but never one that I saw every day. It hurts, and I feel like it's my fault.

My story is very similar to yours, i was going out of town as well and he found a way to get out the fence while I was gone. I came back looking for him, I put up signs, and within the second day someone called and said my lil red was hit by a car. I didn't want to see his body on the side of the road so my mom went to get it and we burried him in the back yard. I am so sad I never got to say goodbye, and i told him i would always be there for him and i wasnt. I hate that he had to die the way he did He was only a a year old. nd I feel guilty as well.