i honestly dont think my morning could have gotten off to a worse start. my jake (lab/chow mix) got out of the kennel and got hit by a car. and yep i got to witness the whole thing. and to piss me off even more the dumb*** didnt even stop, just kept right on a goin.
he was on his zipline in the kennel and some how it broke free from the side of the garage and he dug under the kennel fence, i was cooking breakfast and heard a bunch of cars honking. just as i went outside jake decided to cross the road and well we all know the rest of the story....
i feel so horrible i keep seeing it happen over and over in my mind and i cant stop the little mind movie. i am trying sooooo hard to keep myself together because i dont want my 2 kids to know what happend but dang it is hard. he was a wonderful dog and soo young, only 8 mo. old. my only reprive is knowing that it was instant and he didnt suffer.
to my jakey: i love you and sleep well with the angels, you will always be in my heart!!!
I am really sorry that happened, it happens though, even when people try really hard to protect their pets. I am glad your kids didn't see, that would have been double aweful. I hate to admit it, but when my kids were really little I used the 'fido ran away and we can't find him' story. I guess it was easier than he died. That worked until one day my daughter made 10 or so flyers by hand that she wanted to put up all over town, then I felt really, really bad.
i think i am going to tell them that another family wanted a pet and since we had 3 dogs and they didnt have any that i thought we could share. i think that will work best since they are only 6 and 4. i am soooo glad they were not out playing when it happened. my 4 yr old is really sensitive, she cant even watch bambi without having nightmares. she cries if you kill a spider, so doubly glad she didnt have to witness.
it is hard enough being 26 and seeing it. i wish that i could just sit down and bawl but then what would i tell the kids? i feel like i want to curl up and let the world go away right now.
I have always been honest with my son when our pets have passed. some he has witnessed their passing and others he hasnt. they seem to handle it alot better when they are young then we do as adults. =(
i may end up telling my 6 yr old but i know that my 4 yr old is too young and too sensitive to handle it. i wish i could be honest with them but she has a hard time with things like that. she will cry in her bedroom for the longest time if you even kill a spider and she knows about it.
I am so sorry for your loss and espically having to witness such a tramic thing. Several months ago I told on here about seeing a little toy poodle run over. It was horrible and I still when I go down that street think about that little thing laying in the road trying to get up. I am like your little one. I have been told I am overly sensitve, but, I guess I had rather be like that than no feelings at all. I know I blamed that driver for not stopping and yet I can't stand to see an animal hurt. I know its hard and I hope you get to feeling better. It will take some time.