She was hit run over Sunday night by some heartless bastard who kept going. I can only hope whoever it was dies alone. I used to be on a quiet residential street until GPS. Now I see car zooming by at 50MPH all day because the GPS shows this as the shortest distance instead of taking RT 9n but they travel on Water St like they are still on 9N.
She was in shock when I got there but breathing. We got a board and called the vet and her breathing was raspy. I had her covered with a blanket in the back of a friend's pickup and about 1/2 way on the 6 mile trip to the vets, her pupils stopped reacting to the flashlight, so I started CPR until we got there but there was no rising of her chest and it felt like I was blowing bubbles. Her lungs must have been collapsed or full of blood. The vet confirmed what I already knew but was hoping against hope.
We wrapped her up in her blanket and set her like she was sleeping before rigor set in.
Yesterday, I had to bury her at sunrise in here favorite pooping spot in the back yard but had to brace myself with a few beers(I'm Irish, that's how we roll although this was more than my beer consumption in the previous year). I put down seven of those new Bud Lites in the blue bottles and when I came to an finished dry heaving, I found that my sister and my buddy had dug the hole. I got her off the couch in the garage, put her in the hole it and dumped the wheelbarrow and went back to sleep. When I came to again it was finished.
My heart is broken. We went fishing and there was a huge field, so she just ran and I didn't fish. When we got home, she chased after a chipmunk by the barn while my roommate was put his tackle away. I didn't want to get skunked, so went in the back yard to the brook. I got back about 45 minutes later and asked where she was when I got in the house and she wasn't there. Bill had seen her go out towards the corner of the yard and thought she was with me when he went in and I thought she was with him. I looked everywhere calling and whistling from about 5PM until it got dark and came home to change into running shoes to go back out with a flashlight and was just tying the second lace when the knock came on the back door. I think she was across the street the whole time but was asleep because she was bushed and she will just plunk down and crash after taking a dip in the river to cool down.
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