Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by m00res, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. m00res

    m00res Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2008
    San Diego
    I'm so upset. I lost my first hen today AND she was my favorite girl. I can't believe I was so foolish!! There was an old dog in front of my house who had clearly gotten away from its owner. It was well cared for, just old and had some obvious hip problems. We're in the city so dogs do not roam here. I was afraid she was going to get hit by a car so I brought her into the yard by her collar. She saw the chickens and had no reaction what so ever. No interest, nothing. I ran into the house for a SECOND to grab a leash located just inside the door. I was going to tie her up out front so her owners could find her. She killed my baby girl in a SECOND. I can't even imagine how she caught her so fast. It seemed like she could hardly walk. I'm still stunned.

    Please don't be mean to me. I already know this was all my fault. It was a horrible mistake. I just can't believe how fast it all happened. My poor girl. She even slept with me in my bedroom last night. I had JUST let her back out with the flock. I'm sick about this. I don't know what I was thinking?!! I'm so sad and angry with myself.

    And you know, the owners didn't even say thank you when they picked up the dog. My good intentions got my baby girl killed for nothing! I'm really sad, guys... Where is the undo button???!!!
  2. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    sorry to hear about your day. trying to help the dog and the payback you get.
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  3. conroy

    conroy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Aw I feel bad you were trying to do right by the dog.... it happens. I don't think anybody will be mean we've all made mistakes. [​IMG]
  4. maymay8

    maymay8 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 29, 2008
    Albuquerque, NM
    ooh. that is so sad. i hate that feeling when you make a mistake and it hurts so bad. i am so sorry you have to go through this. i hope you heal from this all.
  5. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    I'm so sorry for your tragic loss. Please don't beat yourself up; it was awful, but it was just one of those freak things. You were doing something good by trying to protect the dog. It's sad that you lost your baby, but honor her by loving your others and continuing to try to help other animals (yes, like a dog that has gotten loose and may be in danger of getting hit) or whatever else comes across your path in need of your help & care. My condolences for your loss.
  6. Judymae

    Judymae Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2007
    Merit, Tx
    I'm soooo sorry...that is just horrible. Bad things happen to good people too. [​IMG]
  7. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    I am so sorry. [​IMG] I know that has to be just heartbreaking. As someone else said, we have all mad mistakes. I can't imagine how or why anyone would be mean to you over this. Just try not to be so mean to yourself. [​IMG]
  8. Poohbear

    Poohbear On a Time Out

    Nov 12, 2008
    "Undo" will be a "Redo". Name your next chicken for the one you lost. Seems to help somewhat. Sorry for your loss.
  9. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
  10. red rosecomb

    red rosecomb Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 28, 2008
    Pretoria- South Africa
    I'm sorry to hear that, it is not your fault. A dog once killed my first female chickies once. It tore me up inside, it will all get better in time [​IMG]

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