This is so hard to type. Every time I think I can pull myself together and put my thoughts here, I start crying again because putting it in words just seems to make it so real and so final.
Our puppy, Angel, is no longer with us. I have a long and rambling explanation below because once I started typing it all just came out. I wanted to include recent photos of Angel, but I just can't make myself look at them right now. It's just too painful. We spent the weekend trying to get over the fact that we don't have our cute little puppy anymore. The last few days we have spent trying to move on with our life without Angel. We still have our moments, but it seems to slowly be getting better. I'm sure I will have more to say and more good thoughts and cute moments to share about Angel.
The stupid neighbors got a stupid German Shepherd from the pound a few days after we got our puppy. We've made sure not to take puppy out to pee when their stupid dog is out because we weren't sure that it wouldn't harm us or our puppy. Last Thursday night my husband had puppy on her leash by our house and the stupid German Shepherd was roaming around - not on a leash - and it got ahold of my puppy and my husband had to pull if off of puppy. He chased the stupid dog home and yelled at the stupid neighbors. The neighbors claimed their German Shepherd unlocked and opened the sliding glass door and got out on her own. When we told them their dog attacked our dog they said that's just how their dog 'plays' and they were sure it wasn't trying to harm our puppy. We didn't like it. Puppy wasn't hurt, but she was scared and shaking and slimy from the other dog's mouth. So Friday morning (June 4, 2010) I got the leash on Angel and asked my daughter to take her out in the back yard to pee. My daughter's friend was with her. We opened the back door to check for the neighbor's dog, since it wasn't out there I let my daughter take the puppy out. A few minutes later I heard screaming and ran for the back door. It was already too late. My daughter had Angel in her arms, she was bleeding from the mouth and having trouble breathing. I took Angel from my daughter and laid her on the floor and took off her leash, had my son bring me a towel, and I tried to tell Angel that she would be okay, but I knew she wasn't. I got my son in the car and had him hold Angel so I could drive around the corner to the vet. Angel stopped breathing and passed away before we could get her inside the vet.
My stupid neighbor had their 10 year old son bring the German Shepherd out. They don't put the dog on a leash before they come out since they tie the dog up in the yard. So when the German Shepherd spotted my puppy, it broke free and ran and grabbed my little bitty puppy in it's mouth. The kids could not get the German Shepherd to let go of puppy. My daughter is 12, her friend is 11, and the neighbor's son is 10, so they really didn't stand a chance of getting this 100+ pound dog to let go of puppy.
At our insistence they took the German Shepherd back to the pound. I still don't know if they will put the dog down or not. I just know that I don't want this to happen to anyone else.