Post # 1
Yesterday was a horrible day that followed a not so good week. Fiance live in a house on 8 acres in semi/country. We have a fenced in backyard where we keep the dogs when we are outside. On Wednesday both of us were not feeling well, and we laid around the house all day. The propane guy had come to fill out tank which is in the fenced in back yard. And when he left, the gate was left open. At some point Fiance let the dogs out, and obviously they escaped the fenced in area. It was within 20 mins we realized they were gone. I started driving, Fiance started walking, yelling and searching for them with no luck. When I got back home, our female dog was back in the yard, but Kobe wasn’t. On Thursday we went to our county’s dog shelter and all the surrounding county dog shelters, we posted flyers, I paid a company to fax local businesses and call our neighbors, craigslist ads, facebook ads, everything we could think of. Friday and Saturday we checked all the shelters again. Yesterday when I got home from the shelters and Fiance was still going to all the pet stores around with flyers my door bell rings. It is a guy from animal control, and he has Kobe’s collar. He asked if I was the owner of Kobe and that he had some bad news. Kobe got hit by a train less than quarter mile away. And the animal control guy couldn’t carry him off the tracks by himself so can I or someone go help him. I called Fiance hysterically to come home and told him what had happened. He picked me up and we went and got Kobe. It was not a good sight to see either, and I know I will never forget it. That is the first time the dogs have escaped in the 9 years that Fiance has had them. Fiance was also an emotional mess last night with me. I think we spent 2 hours just crying. Kobe was a really good dog, and we are going to miss him. We are renting a backo Monday so we can bury him in the back yard because he should be with us. I know dogs aren’t people, but we loved him, and we are mourning…
Post # 3
Oh honey I’m so so sorry. Real people or not, pets are members of our families. I’m so sorry about Kobe.
Post # 4
I’m so sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one suddenly, be them human or animal, is incredibly hard.
Post # 5
I’m so sorry for your loss. So often pets become parts of the family and it’s very difficult to lose one.
Post # 6
That is horrible, your poor puppy. As a dog owner/animal lover I have no idea what to say. I’m sorry for your traumatic loss.
Post # 7
Oh no that is so sad, I really feel for you and your Fiance. I’m so sorry.
Post # 9
Awww…I’m so sorry for your loss. 🙁
Post # 10
Oh no! I am so, so sorry for the loss of your beloved Kobe. I can only imagine how tragic this is for you all, including your female dog.
As a pet owner who has experienced loss many times, I want to share a peom with you called Rainbow Bridge:
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….
Post # 11
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Oh, I’m crying now reading this, I am SO sorry for your loss…
Post # 12
OMG! I am SOO sorry and SOO sad to hear this. It’s so terrible! I can’t imagine how badly you feel….HUGS!
Post # 13
i’m so sorry for your loss, i was tearing up and had to get up and make sure that the gates were closed on my yard. Oh I’m so sorry, I’m glad you’re burying him so close to you all
Post # 14
Fiance and I have 6 month old puppies and they are our world. That is so heartbreaking. SO sorry for your loss.
Post # 15
🙁 I started crying last night when I saw your reply on the other post. I am so, so, so sorry about your loss. Animals are more than just animals. They are our family, friends, confidants, supporters, etc. I wish there was a better outcome to this story. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts. Sending hugs to you.
Post # 16
I’m so sorry for your loss. Yes, pets aren’t people but they are part of our families. We lost my furbrother a few months ago in a tragic accident and my parents are still mourning. Its not something that you get over quickly.