Well I was on here the other day and went to post this but stopped half way through and then someone got on and "X" out of it so I just forgot to finish it but here is my sad story!
About a month ago I was at home with Lexi, my little Yorkie for those of you who dont know, and my Labs. Lexi LOVES playing with out labs outside but since she is so little and fast she isn't allowed out without a leash on because she can slip right under the gate unlike the others. Well I was inside and the dogs were barking to be let out so I opened the door, not even thinking to look if Lexi was around. Then out of the corner of my eye, all I saw this brown blur wiz by me and right out the door with the other dogs. Of course it was Lexi. I called her name a few times hoping she would come back but she didn't, so I placed on some shoes and went out to get her. I got about a foot away from her and she bolted away right to the gate and before I know it she was under the gate and heading to the road. I ran as fast as I could but she got the road before I did and the car coming around the corner was just going to fast to stop and...well...I think you know the rest. =[
Anyway I was so devestated and so was my husband I just didnt know what to do. She had always been my dog. Jeff has his labs and I had my little girl I could take wherever and dress, we dont have kids! So a couple days after the accident I went back to the lady I had gotten her from to tell her. Well it turns out she had some more puppies so she offered me one of them. I wasn't sure if I wanted a dog again so fast EXSPECIALLY the same breed as the one I had lost only 2 days earlier. But after playing with her for awhile I just fell in love so I brought home a little girl who she had named Miley and the name just stuck. I have pictures and I will upload them as soon as I can for everyone to see!
I am sorry to hear about your loss. I hope that you have learned a lesson by this tragedy. Before letting your new puppy run around outdoors, be sure to have hubby fix the gap under the gate. It would be awful to have to witness this again.
So sorry about your loss. Congrats on the new addition as well.
Not to say something I'm sure you're well (& painfully) aware of, I do agree that you need to make sure your new baby is safe by double checking to make any gap small enough for the pup to scoot under is fixed.
"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful".
I am very sorry to hear about your loss. I know how bad you fealt but I know the driver felt just as bad. I have been in their shoes. Iwas driving my brother to football practice and these kids were out side playing with their beagle and it ran right out in the road. I swerved and slammed on my brakes but when I swerved that is where the dog went. I felt so bad that I cried for a couple of days and actually went to the humane society and adopted a puppy and gave them the little beagle on christmas. Just to see the smiles on their faces warmed my heart. So I know that your new puppy wont replace the one you lost but it will sure make you happy.
Thank you all for your sympathies! It was very hard to watch and it still plays in my mind sometimes. Anyway, Jeff has been working on getting the gate fixed since the day after the accident. We have gotten most the front yard secure but we just need to do the back. I am going to be EXTRA careful with this one because I dont know what I would do if I had to go through that again! THANK you all again!
I am so sorry. What a tragic thing to happen. I am scared sometimes to open the door to get the mail afraid Kayla will bolt out. These little yorkies are fast on their feet. We have a double gate going into our backyard and my schnauzers cannot get under it. When we bought Kayla, my husband put something that almost looks like chicken wire but heavier over the chain link gate. There is no way that Kayla can get under it even as little as she is. Maybe something like that would work for you too. Again, I am so sorry. RIP little Lexie.
sorry about your little dog lexi, I know how you feel, I had to lose my best friend Angel, she was a toy poodle. We lost her feb.13th, it's very hard and sad to lose a pet. I'm really sorry about your doggy, and congrats on your new puppy. I might have a miniature poodle puppy sometime in MAy or June, depending on when their born. Having a new pet around would definatly help. I didn't realize yorkies were such fast runners, I figured since they were so itty bitty that they could not run as fast as other dogs. I'm glad I found that out, since i will be watching my neighbors yorkie, the owner said she doesn't need a leash, but i'll stay on the safe side and use one. I'm sorry about your lexi! HUGS!!!!
Losing a Angel was one of the hardest things that ever happend to me. REst in peace Lexi and my Angel. Angel has probably met Lexi by now!
I am really sorry to here about your loss. After owning dogs my whole life I have finally stopped the digging/fence gap problem. Only for medium to large dogs- use a string of low voltage cattle wire mount it 3 inches above the ground at the fence peimeter. (the voltage is the same as a large radio collar) Ther are two types steady current and pulsating, use the pulsating as it only sends a shock once every second. You will only need to use it for the first 2 weeks after that you can turn it off and your dog will not attempt an escape at the bottom of your fence anymore.