Post # 1
I’m just so mad and devestated and emotional right now, I could puke. My sister’s idiot husband killed my dog. I got a pair of Chihuahuas from the pound almost 15 years ago. They were my babies, they would sleep on my bed every night and were constantly in my lap. When I injured my back a few years ago and had to spend 9 months stuck in bed, they were with me every minute. Last year my sister and her family had to move in with my parents, whom my fiance and I are living with as well, and they have destroyed the house and our sanity. They have 6 kids that basically run amok and they refuse to control them. So last week, my sister’s useless husband dug a trench in the backyard and left it uncovered. My poor little boy Chihuahua got stuck in it once and had to have someone pull him out. The trench was left uncovered, and Saturday at 1 in the morning my fiance noticed that Peanut wasn’t in his bed. He went and checked the backyard and found him stuck in the trench again, and he was gone. He was almost 18 years old and was having some problems with his joints and vision, and this trench was placed at the bottom of the stairs where the dogs would go out into the yard to go to the bathroom. I’m just sick, wondering how long he was stuck there, and if he suffered. He had a heart murmur, so I don’t know if that was what took him, or what. I couldn’t bring myself to see his body, I’m sure I would have lost it.
So all of this happens less than 2 weeks before my wedding. I’m trapped in this house with this useless S.O.B. who is selfish and negligent. My best friends are busy with work and haven’t been available for me to talk to, and my freaking mother has taken it upon herself to call my relatives to tell all of them. I just want to be able to have a conversation with someone without them being all like “I already heard”.
My female Chihuahua and I are still in shock. She just wants to snuggle and be with me. My fiance has been wonderful during all of this, holding me when I need to cry, asking if he can do anything for me. I would be completely lost without him.
Part of me is worried that I might have one of my famous “delayed reaction meltdowns”. Over the years I have managed to ward off panic attacks during highly stressful situations, only to have them hit me after the fact once I let my guard down. Ugh, sorry for the rambling, I just needed to unload or I was going to implode.
Post # 3
Oh no thats so sad I think now would be a great time to yell and scream at him… and your sister. Hopefully it could give them a reality check. With 6 kids they seriously need to be more careful than that!!! DH and I live with family too, but we are always so incredibly careful to respect our aunt and to take care of her house and her belongings. I think that if people refuse to be respectful to their families they don’t deserve to live with them!
Post # 4
I am so sorry 🙁 Animals are like our babies, and I can’t imagine how hard it would be to deal with such a cruel passing.
Hug your other pup a little closer, and I hope that you will find some peace and rest.
Post # 5
18 years is a long time for a dog (126 in “human years”), especially a small dog. He had a good life with you, I bet.
Post # 6
Aw, I’m so sorry for you. I’m sorry that happened, I’m sorry your sister’s husband is an a-hole and I’m sorry that this happened so close to your wedding. *hugs*
Post # 7
I am so sorry about your little dog. It is devestating to lose one no matter how old, but especially when it is completely preventable. I wonder sometimes who is actually the lucky one when we rescue a wonderful little pet. I think its both, them and us. Again, sorry for your loss.
Post # 8
He passed knowing he was loved. I’m so sorry for your loss. The loss of a family member is never easy…especially when they are the fur baby kind.
Post # 9
@in_the_enchanted_forest: first I am so so sorry we had to put my 18 year old chihuahua down and I was a wreck after even knowing it was coming so for something like that to happen I would really lose it! And I suggest you do!
Their or behavior is not ok! Yell at him and tell him to finish what he starts and to wear a fucking condom!
Post # 10
@Hyperventilate: 1+ agreed! my dog is like my baby i would die, no matter how old he was
Post # 11
@in_the_enchanted_forest: Losing a dog, no matter how old they are, is never easy. Losing them because of something that was avoidable is even worse.
You brother-in-law probably didn’t intend for this to happen, but he’s an asshole none-the-less. What if it had been one of his kids that got stuck in there?! Would he have bothered to cover the trench or fill it in properly then?
Writing has always been cathartic for me. Write down everything you are feeling. It could wind up helping you heal in the future. And talk to your FI when you need to. Your friends won’t always be so busy with work and, if they truly care, they will be willing to help you through this.
Just take each day slow and do your best. I’m really sorry. 🙁
Post # 12
- Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley
I am so sorry this happened. My heart aches for you tonight.
Post # 14
Oh I’m so sorry! Losing a pet is terrible enough let alone in such a preventable way. I applaud you for the restraint you’ve shown because in no way would I be able to not just about kill that asshole.
Post # 15
@Hyperventilate: +1, I was just thinking that! I hope my furbaby lives that long.
OP, you can tell by your post how much you loved those doggies and how well you treated them. I am so sorry that this happened and I would be feeling exactly how you are right now.
Post # 16
My poor doggie of 12 years old last December on Christmas Eve, right after we had a get together in my apartment, had passed away. I had her since i was 13 years old until i was 25 years old, so she pretty much grew up with me. So I know how you feel right now! 🙁