Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Too Sad

Posted by MANDI at 8:13 PM
I was planning a lovely bright and cheery recipe post for tonight but now my heart hurts and I'm too sad to post anything much at all.

Our puppy, Betsy, was killed today. She was 15 months old and just starting to calm down from the "I'm a puppy with waaaaay tooooo much energy and I'm craaaaazzzzzyyyyy" stage. She was starting to be a real member of the family, knowing who she needed to suck up to in order to get treats or pats or the ball thrown for her. She was developing the kind of lovely habits that make a dog so endearing  - like when I leave for my walk at 5.30 each morning she would stretch out and hop off her bed (just outside the back door), stop in front of me for a quick pat and then walk me halfway to the gate. She'd stop at the same spot every morning and look at me like she was saying "you can take it from here, I'm going back to bed." And then she'd meet me back at the gate when I got home again after my walk.

I can't go into much detail about what happened, partly because it was awful and partly because there's a whole lotta stuff that's going on because of it, but she was killed by another dog while she was in our yard.

We're all very sad here tonight and could use whatever good thoughts you can spare. Especially for the kids who loved that crazy, jumping, licking, wet nosed, rounding up, bundle of energy like the extra sister she was.

6 comments:

The Cookbook Junkie on May 1, 2012 at 8:36 PM said...

Oh, that's horrible! I'm so sorry. What an awful way to lose a pet.

Chantel on May 1, 2012 at 9:07 PM said...

That is just terrible. I am so sorry. Losing a fur baby is just horrible and it must be so hard on the kids. Hugs to all your family x

Samantha on May 2, 2012 at 9:28 AM said...

Oh, Mandi. I am so sorry for you all for such an unneccessary trauma. xx

trish on May 2, 2012 at 7:15 PM said...

Oh my God, I'm so sorry. What a horrible thing to have happen, and in your own backyard! I hope somebody is held accountable. I can't even imagine how our kids would make sense of an unexpected and untimely death of our puppies. Sending your whole family lots of ((hugs))

Sarah on May 2, 2012 at 8:19 PM said...

I'm so sorry, Mandi. Losing a much-loved pet is always hard, but from what you've said the circumstances sound truly awful. xoxo

Iris Flavia on May 3, 2012 at 3:55 AM said...

Even more awful than I thought it had happened. So sorry... xoxo
Hope you can stop that other dog.
It´s not that dog´s fault after all, very likely.
Either the owner trained it or it´s sick. Our German Shephard got very aggressive when being in a late state of cancer and in heaps of pain (I was too young to interfere)...
At least it didn´t get another family-member of yours. Happens here more often than I like to know and have to read anyways...
Aw. So sad!
So sad.

 

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