Sorry to hear that retsupt :(
This is a discussion on Sad Night for Both the Wife and Me... within the Bob & Terry's Place forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Some of you will understand, some won't, but I needed to share somewhere/somehow, and here is where I spend a lot of my time. Many ...
Some of you will understand, some won't, but I needed to share somewhere/somehow, and here is where I spend a lot of my time.
Many of us have shared things about our pets/home alarms, both the 'good and the sad'...tonight was not a good night.
We have two great dogs, Grady is our 125# Rhodesian Ridgeback and Murphy (she was named after Murphy Brown), a Golden Retriever. Grady is almost twice her size and commands respect from any stranger, but Murphy was the 'boss' and mothered him constantly.
About two hours ago, we were all out on the front lawn with several of the neighbors just standing around chatting, and the dogs, as usual, began chasing one another. Grady is like a bull in a china shop and usually ends up running over Murphy like a train...but no harm done.
All of a sudden the dogs were running in a big circle and Grady, a.k.a. "The Train", ran into Murphy. She did a flip, and collapsed, quivered a few times and became instantly still. We all noticed, but it was as if it didn't register right away.
I ran over to her and she was just limp with a dazed look in her eyes. She was not breathing and it didn't look very good. We put her in the car and raced her up to an animal ER here in Gainesville, but it was too late. The vet said it looked like she snapped her neck...an extremely freak accident.
I was in a daze on the way home, and it wasn't until I got back into the car with her collar that it hit both my wife and I...we lost a great friend who had been with us for over seven years. The reality of her not being here has not really hit yet...what an awful feeling.
It's at times like this that one understands, again, how fragile life is...
She will be greatly missed...she gave our home lots of warmth.
Thanks for listening...
Last edited by RETSUPT99; July 18th, 2008 at 01:01 AM.
Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
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Too bad ret, sorry to hear about that.
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May God bless you and your wife with peace, serenity and grace to overcome this difficult time.
Sorry for your loss. Prayers being sent your way.
Ditto all said above...
Sorry, bud. I know how hard it is when we lose a loved pet.
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Ego will kill you. Leave it at home.
I'm so sorry for your loss. Remember Grady will be mourning as well. She's lost her best friend, playmate and pack member tonight .
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That's awefull to lose a member of the family like that. Hang in there.
It is like a family member. My condolences to you and your wife. I know I cried when I put my dog down.
Ugh... thats horrible.
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Wow, this has got to be hard on you, and will be hard on your other dog. My sympathies go to you all. It's like losing one of your kids.
We had two like that , and when one died... the remaining one wouldn't eat for nearly 2 months... as we stuffed food, etc. down her to keep her alive. Give your other one a lot of attention... he'll need it too. They do grieve too.
No words come, just that I'm so sorry to hear that.