I didn't know if I wanted to bring this here or not, but decided that I need to talk about it and I don't really have anyone to talk to in my real
world but my wife and kids and they are all a wreck right now. It's my job to try to support them so I thought maybe I could vent or whatever.
Today we had a tragic event that has effected my whole family profoundly. It happened in the blink of an eye and it was over. I am still in shock
over it and I am afraid for my little ones. I don't know how a 7 and 3 year old will be able to process this, especially since they were eye
witnesses. Suddenly my two boys and a friend they had over came screaming to our back door in panic and all my wife and I could make out was dog and
attacking. My wife was able to get out the door first but I wasn't far behind.
The first thing I saw was a young girl on the other side of a silt fence behind a new house being built next door screaming "get him off, get him
off". I was sure she was being attacked so I flew down through the fence behind my wife to help. When we got there we were shocked and horrified to
see our little ten pound toy fox terrier in the mouth of a large beast of a dog who was still aggressively mauling him. My wife who got there first,
and a pet sitter (the girl I thought was being attacked) were trying unsuccessfully to free our little guy so I rushed past them and punched the
attacker full on square in the middle of his head. He immediately fell backwards and dropped our little man but it was too late.
Apparently, our dog was barking at a neighborhood dog through our fence that we just had installed to keep our kids and pets safe, we just moved in to
a new construction, and this other dog dragged the pet sitter across the yard and pulled our dog right through the fence. Our dog, Ziggy, was a
really small dog and we bought this doughnut thing that he wore around his neck to keep him from getting through the fence and running away. Well, it
kept him from going through but it couldn't keep him from getting pulled through.
Anyway, I can't believe the emotional toll this is having on me. I didn't expect to be able to be so affected by something like this. And I can only
imagine how it is affecting my children. I mean, they saw the whole thing. Them and my wife just screamed and cried for the next hour inconsolably.
You know, this isn't the first time I've had to deal with loss and grief, I had to deal with the loss of both my parents and a brother too. But this
has blindsided me. I didn't realize how much of a part of my family he had become after the 11 years he spent with us until he was gone.
This is him.
He was one of those little yapping annoying dogs so much of the time but he could be so so sweet...
I have never really posted anything personal or intimate here but I just feel like I need to tell someone, and like I said, I don't have anybody.
Well that's not entirely true, I have grown children but they all have families or their own and I already told them about it. But I don't have any
close friends to share stuff like this with and it's kind of tough. Sorry to go on but just needed to put it out there.
edit on 12/2/2017 by
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