|Posted by: Les||Posts: 4 - Joined: Mon Sep 7th, 2020 03:25 pm|
Yesterday was one of the most horrible days of my life. My very special rescue dog Cassie was killed by being hit by a car. We were walking in Bridport high street with Cassie on a short lead a tight collar.
She had no problems with traffic or busy places. All of a sudden she pulled violently backwards with such force she slipped her collar. I believe she had been stung by a wasp. In her desperation to get away she ran into the road and was hit by a car. She died almost at once.
I saw it happen and picked her up from the road to move to the pavement. She was bleeding profusely and I was covered in it.
She was dead. She was our 5th rescue dog in 52 years. We had only had her 11 months. She was neglected and unloved for 3 years and she took a little time to trust us but in the end she was most loving,playful and trustworthy with everyone. She only barked when she played. She never caused any problems in the house even if we had to leave her.
Now she is gone and my final memory of her is being hit by the car and her poor injured body. Those images are haunting and unbearable.
I feel guilty that she could get out of her collar even though it was tight. I used the two finger gapping but made it tighter. I can't understand how she slipped out of it.Panic at being stung is my only thought.
Thank you for reading this as it has helped write it down l