Me and my husband bought a mini schnauzer together a year after we got married. He was just a baby when we got him, but he took to us right away. We lost him on February 5...he got hit by a car. It was so unlike him, to go down the driveway (it's long) he was never allowed to and he knew it.
I was taking the trash out and he was with me when he started walking toward the driveway. I gave him a firm 'no' and he just looked at me for a second then took off running. I saw a van coming down the road really fast and I just knew he was going to get hit, then it happened and I saw it. I'll never forget it. He didn't bleed one bit, not a scratch. He must have died instantly, but I tried mouth to mouth and cpr on him. I just still have this emptiness without him around.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to cope with the loss of a pet?
I can not even imagine how you must feel. We have schnauzers and the thought of losing one of them would kill me. I do know the impact it has on you to see one hit, let alone your own dog. I have posted several times on here about seeing a little toy poodle hit last year in Feb. I still grieve over that little thing and actually cry when I think of it. It was horrible seeing something like that. I had never experieced anything like that. My prayers are with you and I am so sorry you had to see that. Ours are like children to us and I'm sure you felt the same about your baby. Like someone else said, just let the feelings and grieve and it all takes time. May your little baby r.i.p.
Schauzergirl, I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS! I understand your pain! Not to long ago I posted when I lost my little girl! I cried for weeks! I feel for you, I know what I went through and it is not easy! It does get easier, but you will never forget. My prayers are with you! Majorlover
I am deeply sorry for your loss. One of the things I did just recently when I lost one of my collies is to post about him in the section called"In memory" on this site. Maybe at some point you might want to contact a schnauzer rescue group and adopt or foster for them.
I unfortunately know that feeling all too well. I am also in the grieving process for our Newf we lost on Feb. 23rd, also hit by a car. Cry if you feel like it, laugh if you feel like it, don't forget him, and talk about him often. It will make it a little easier, day by day, but that spot in your heart will never be filled again. I am getting a garden stone with a message and her name on it to put in my flowerbed. I'm sending warm thoughts and hugs your way...
Hi Schnauzergirl this is schnauzermom Fisrt I want to say I am with you in your pain as I have lost a male Mini too, he wasn't hit by a car he thought he could win a fight with his friend but his so called friend won because he killed my baby and now that dog is living somewhere else I couldn't look at him and I told my husband if you don't get rid of him you lost me and so he did. I still think of my Winston everyday and it has been 5 years now that he left us to go to heaven and be with all his other doggie and kittie freinds. I talk to him everyday we learn to live with it but we never for get it. Schnauzers in general sometimes do things we say No to.When you are ready you will get another one I know people sometimes call me after loosing and want to replace right away I try telling them to let themselves greive for awhile then maybe get another one but first grieve for your loss I bought my new schnauzer about 6 months after loosing my Winston. I keep mine leashed because as you we have a very long driveway and one of my little males defies me if I tell him No in a stern voice he looks up at me and does it anyway so to curb him I have put him on a leash everytime we walk to get the paper or mail or whatever he doesn't like it but I tell him it is for his own good. Hope this has helped in some way and if you ever want to talk feel free in e-mailing me.