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    Do you remember what time this accident happened? Chances are that particular car was a regular user (aka rat runner) of your street and while they might not show up the next couple of days, maybe next week they will be back - at the same time as usual.

    I live in a very quiet street as well. Fortunately for me it is protected by two big spoon drains - one across the middle and one at the end - so it's hard for the locals to speed and strangers tend to bottom out.

    Frosty has escaped a couple of times and she also likes to run across the road to greet her friends. So now I don't leave the door open at all ever - not unless she's on lead and tied up. A PITA but there you go. The last time she did end up in front of a car, but the spoon drain saved us and the car was not going fast. I know the owners of that car live on my street too and their dogs also sometimes escape.

    Trouble is, it only takes one escape for disaster to happen. Sigh.

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    Thinking the same as Menageriemanor. You may be liable for the damage to the car - so lets hope there is a huge, massive dent in the owners car but they don't know who you are or where you live! I think I would even lie if I got a knock on the door - bugger the driver. If he/she doesn't have the decency to stop after an accident I think that gives you the right to look them in the eye and lie (I can't believe I just typed that!).

    I would report the accident to the police because if he/she does catch up to you I am sure there are laws that you have to stop when you have an accident/hit something etc.

    99 I think you will experience a lot of different emotions over the next few days so please take a deep breath and think before making any decisions about tracking down the dumb shitbag (can't believe I typed that either! I think I am p...ssed off with the driver!) who ran over your precious sammy. Best result is the one you have - Sammy is home and getting better.

    Try to not be too hard on yourself. Sometimes, regardless of how careful we are accidents happen. Weigh it up with all the times we are careless and nothing happens! You are only human and your awful moment has proven to be a well learnt lesson for myself and others on this forum - so I guess a lot of good has been achieved.

    I bet Sammy has forgiven you - that's why we love our dogs. For their unconditional love and ability to not lay blame.
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    I have not read all of the thread but so sorry this happened.
    Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
    You are so lucky to still have her(him?) sorry dogs are hassling me here - more playtime!
    Big Hugs from us all.

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    Dog's and roads just don't mix. It can happen so easily, so don't beat yourself up.
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    Oh I'm not angry anymore at all, I'm just so happy to still have my poochy. It's my partner who is angry. He's a lawyer, so he wants the guy done for speeding but I just really hope they never come down our street again. I was talking about it with one of the other neighbours, and we've all noticed that recently we've had a few hooligans in our area - hopefully this is not a trend that continues for everyone's safety (including their own). These guys last night screeched around the corner so fast that there are marks left on the road. My thoughts are that they may have been under the influence of something.

    The thoughts I keep having are more 'final destination' style. For anyone who has seen that movie, the whole incident was like something out of that. I saw that Sammy was running, I heard the speeding car and I could see everything was going to align perfectly. It was just the worst because I knew what was going to happen seconds before it happened and there was nothing I could do about it. It's better now that he's here again with me, but last night I just had the whole scene on repeat and it really was the most horrible feeling.

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    And here i am worried about a little lump.......99 your situation has just helped me realise how good we have it at the moment.
    I want to wish you and Sammy all the best in this terrible time and hoping for a trouble free and speedy recovery for the Samster !!

    I once ran over my own dog. It was a bloody silly accident and we where both at fault but i've never felt so bad in all my life. It was terrible. I know what you mean about getting to the vets in 2 minutes.


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    I'm with your partner... being a Scorpio, I can be very vengeful. I would be out there finding the mofo and making him/her pay! but I am probably slightly mental as well

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    You go girl! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by jadielee87 View Post
    I'm with your partner... being a Scorpio, I can be very vengeful. I would be out there finding the mofo and making him/her pay! but I am probably slightly mental as well
    I'm angry at the drivers because they were speeding down a residential street at around 7:30pm - not so late that people aren't still out walking. I'm angry that they didn't stop because they knew they had hit something but not what and I don't like cowards. But I guess I'm not really vengeful - the thing is I'm so aware that everything could have been prevented by me being a responsible dog owner.

    I think I might be still a bit in shock, or maybe now even suffering PTS disorder or something, but I'm becoming increasingly convinced that Sammy blames me for the incident. He is behaving so strangely. He cries when I'm around, but then goes and sits outside and is quiet. He isn't showing any happiness to see me, and yet when my partner came over today he was happy to see him. He just looks at me with this look of resignation but also some fear. At the vet's this morning he ignored me which I thought was weird but I just put it down to him being tired and sore and drugged up. But now after the way he greeted my partner - he tried to jump on him he was so happy even with his limp and staples in his leg well honestly it's really cutting me up inside. Dan made no sound throughout the whole incidence, but I called him and said no and then started screaming like a maniac - I just think maybe that's all he heard when it happened so he associates me with being hurt that badly.

    Thing is though afterwards he did come to me like he always does when he's hurt and he let me hug him and stopped screaming when I did. He wouldn't let Dan pick him up either until I held his head and told him again that it was all ok. I don't know why now suddenly he's so cold towards me. Maybe because I left him overnight at the vet? I just don't know and it's just really hard to deal with. I want so badly to hug him and look after him and he would prefer to sit outside alone in the cold

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    Ok hold on might have been jumping to conclusions (which I do all the time). I couldn't eat my porterhouse steak because I was so upset so I gave it to Sammy. He took it outside to eat, but then came back and just gave me a hug He's crying again though - I told Dan and he said it might be because he knows I'm the one who cares the most so I'm who he should talk to about his problems. All I know is that I love this dog, and I really hope he knows that

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