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Sad news: Our daughter accidentally killed one of the dogs
Posted by: deckeda
Date: July 28, 2022 05:56PM
First dog, best dog, smartest dog, fiercest dog. She was the complete deal. Blue healer. One of our other 5 (don’t ask …) is her sister. Two peas in a pod, they were. Except her sister’s a moron and mean.

Just had a torrential downpour and Scout was on the truck tailgate about to ride out to help move some horses. Somehow she slipped off and went under a tire, all in the driveway. My wife and I ran outside when the girl collapsed in the kitchen doorway, screaming. Scout was already dead, she went instantly.

My daughter is completely devastated, of course. This isn’t her first loss and it won’t be the last, but this one — I don’t know what to say. Some you just know you’ll feel more than others.

Scout was only 7.
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Re: Sad news: Our daughter accidentally killed one of the dogs
Posted by: Fritz
Date: July 28, 2022 06:05PM
sorry for your loss.
spouse just buried her eldest horse the other day.
very hard to lose old furry friends.



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Re: Sad news: Our daughter accidentally killed one of the dogs
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: July 28, 2022 06:16PM
Ugh. So sorry. Accidents do happen, and especially when there is a little chaos in the air.
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Re: Sad news: Our daughter accidentally killed one of the dogs
Posted by: pdq
Date: July 28, 2022 06:18PM
God. That's tough.

Sorry about the dog; sorrier about your daughter.

FWIW, shortly after one of our kids got a guinea pig years ago, they and their sibling were playing with it on the floor, out of the cage. It started toward one of them, and that sib jumped up and their foot came down...on the wildly darting guinea pig.

It happens.

Grieve, but let it go. Not their intent, not really their fault.
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Re: Sad news: Our daughter accidentally killed one of the dogs
Posted by: vision63
Date: July 28, 2022 06:21PM
What an utter tragedy. I feel so badly for Scout and your daughter. You too. My heart is with your family.
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Re: Sad news: Our daughter accidentally killed one of the dogs
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: July 28, 2022 06:41PM
So very sorry for the loss of your pet and for your daughter's trauma. Take good care of yourselves.

RiP good dog Scout.
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Re: Sad news: Our daughter accidentally killed one of the dogs
Posted by: gadje
Date: July 28, 2022 08:13PM
So sorry for this accident.

Remember: tell your daughter it was a freaking accident and it is not her fault. Don't let her blame herself for this accident. Support her emotionally to get over this. If necessary, get another puppy to fill the void.
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Re: Sad news: Our daughter accidentally killed one of the dogs
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: July 28, 2022 08:37PM
Sad news indeed. Tough lesson in learning you only have so much control in life, and things you love are temporal.




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Re: Sad news: Our daughter accidentally killed one of the dogs
Posted by: mikebw
Date: July 28, 2022 08:52PM
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So sorry for this accident.

Remember: tell your daughter it was a freaking accident and it is not her fault. Don't let her blame herself for this accident. Support her emotionally to get over this. If necessary, get another puppy to fill the void.

Yes this is very important. I could see anyone blaming themselves for this.
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Re: Sad news: Our daughter accidentally killed one of the dogs
Posted by: deckeda
Date: July 28, 2022 09:22PM
Thank you, friends. It means a lot.

We’re still talking about “the arrangements.” The wife is talking about the local vet handling it, we have the land and ability to bury her here and I think we should. I want my daughter’s input. Her older brother and I can do it tomorrow. This isn’t at all how any of us thought Friday would go, but so what? Life, and death, happens. It’s no longer about us.

This is ironically somewhat complicated by the scheduled appointment tomorrow for them (wife/daughter) to drive up to Kentucky to have one of the horses put down. I do not think there’s an emotional attachment there, however Grey Boy is the older brother to Grey Colt, who died unexpectedly winter of 2020 from a digestive/respiratory issue that happened so fast there was no resolution. I think I’ve written about that horse here .. his name still holds some TN championship records for barrels or poles, the last record with my daughter riding him when she was only 14!

The bloodline includes “Silver City,” if you’re into horses and wanting a competitor, pay attention to that name if it shows up in the paperwork. Mostly they appear out West. Horses with racing potential always have a full family tree, as you probably realize. Be prepared to travel.

The only time I mounted Grey Colt was in 2017, for a “trot” in the yard. Friends, let me tell you it was like being aboard a “Ferrari on hyperdrive.” I briefly gave him his lead and it was like a lighting bolt across the yard. They asked me, would you ride? And I gave up my opportunity, willingly. Thrilling does not describe the feeling of being on a truly special horse, even for an instant. Forget your cars, your bikes, other references to power and acceleration/cornering . With all due respect They are irrelevant, OK? And I say that as a non-rider coward. I saw the light, and was good with declining it.

My kid of course … fearless. Love her beyond words.

Sorry for the tangent but that’s my life, all tangents.
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Re: Sad news: Our daughter accidentally killed one of the dogs
Posted by: Don C
Date: July 28, 2022 09:28PM
Sorry for the loss and for the circumstances. Going to be tough for a while.

Can only wish you quick healing.
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Re: Sad news: Our daughter accidentally killed one of the dogs
Posted by: RgrF
Date: July 28, 2022 09:31PM
I feel a visceral want to respond about thoroughbred racing and it's implications but for regard to the OP, I wont.
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Re: Sad news: Our daughter accidentally killed one of the dogs
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: July 28, 2022 09:46PM
So sorry to hear this.
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Re: Sad news: Our daughter accidentally killed one of the dogs
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: July 28, 2022 09:48PM
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. . . Sorry for the tangent but that’s my life, all tangents.

Don't know anything about horses, but as for life, dogs, and daughters, "all tangents" struck a chord (no pun intended, but happy it arrived). Well said.

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Re: Sad news: Our daughter accidentally killed one of the dogs
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: July 28, 2022 09:51PM
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…Scout was on the truck tailgate about to ride out to help move some horses. Somehow she slipped off and went under a tire, all in the driveway.

Sorry for your loss, but don’t understand what you’re describing; the dog was “on” the tailgate?
Was this a pickup truck with the dog in its bed and the tailgate down?
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Re: Sad news: Our daughter accidentally killed one of the dogs
Posted by: lost in space
Date: July 28, 2022 09:54PM
That's so sad for all of you. Take care of each other, as we know you will.







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Re: Sad news: Our daughter accidentally killed one of the dogs
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: July 28, 2022 11:40PM
It's no surprise to me how instantly and thoroughly debilitating the experiencing of a great trauma can be.

I hope she is better soon, but it may take a long awhile.






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Re: Sad news: Our daughter accidentally killed one of the dogs
Posted by: Speedy
Date: July 29, 2022 05:05AM
Sorry for your loss. Scout sounds like the perfect companion.



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Re: Sad news: Our daughter accidentally killed one of the dogs
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: July 29, 2022 10:07AM
Sorry to hear about your loss. This has happened to a couple of my friends and it might be the toughest way to lose a pet.



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Re: Sad news: Our daughter accidentally killed one of the dogs
Posted by: wave rider
Date: July 29, 2022 10:19AM
Sorry for your family's loss.

No words are enough…



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Re: Sad news: Our daughter accidentally killed one of the dogs
Posted by: deckeda
Date: July 29, 2022 10:23AM
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I feel a visceral want to respond about thoroughbred racing and it's implications but for regard to the OP, I wont.

No worries, and our crew doesn’t do thoroughbred racing. That’s one state to the north, where the gilded few throw money and drugs around. We do low rent stuff, poles and barrel racing. Not track racing. Quarter horses. That being said, some owners DO drug their horses. Just like the riders who whip the horse to make it “go faster” … it doesn’t. It’s either in their bloodline or it isn’t.

And many riders aren’t skilled. They’ll do all sorts of things such as hang on to the saddle horn to not fall off, but it tells the horse you’re not interested in fast. Any tiny shift in body weight is a signal.
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Re: Sad news: Our daughter accidentally killed one of the dogs
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: July 29, 2022 10:29AM
God... that's awful!
My heart goes out to your daughter and your family.



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Re: Sad news: Our daughter accidentally killed one of the dogs
Posted by: deckeda
Date: July 29, 2022 10:32AM
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deckeda
…Scout was on the truck tailgate about to ride out to help move some horses. Somehow she slipped off and went under a tire, all in the driveway.

Sorry for your loss, but don’t understand what you’re describing; the dog was “on” the tailgate?
Was this a pickup truck with the dog in its bed and the tailgate down?

I actually haven’t had an opportunity to have that full conversation yet. I thought the kids said Scout was on the tailgate (tailgate down). Very common for dogs to ride from one end of a farm to another. Some around here do that on the street but we never have.

Took my boy and I about 2hrs this morning to dig a shallow grave high up on a hill, get a bag of hydrated lime and some stones. He remarked that now “she’ll be able to keep an eye on the horses.” He’s a sweet kid.

Wife and daughter just came back from having Grey Boy euthanized.
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Re: Sad news: Our daughter accidentally killed one of the dogs
Posted by: JoeM
Date: July 29, 2022 12:06PM
I’m so sorry for your family’s terrible loss. I know the feelings and sorrow over something like this doesn’t go away soon but I hope your daughter will be ok in time.



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Re: Sad news: Our daughter accidentally killed one of the dogs
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: July 29, 2022 12:15PM
I was afraid that was going to be the case.

Over 100,000 Dogs Are Killed Annually From Riding In Truck Beds

A dog being transported in the unsecured cargo area or truck bed of vehicles is at risk of injury since they can easily jump out or get thrown from the vehicle.
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Re: Sad news: Our daughter accidentally killed one of the dogs
Posted by: davec
Date: July 29, 2022 12:51PM
That is awful!!! Sending prayers that at a point in the not distant future, the memories of all the wonderful times you and your family shared with Scout will bring each of you some comfort.

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Re: Sad news: Our daughter accidentally killed one of the dogs
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: July 29, 2022 08:28PM
That's a terrible loss for your family. Positive thoughts coming your way.



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