I'm Sorry Haley


For all the sheer joy and love my animals give me I know that at some point I will pay for this joy with grief and loss.

Right now I am beside myself. I unavoidably ran over Haley this morning heading out to work. The motion almost severed her leg.

She ran under the deck and I had to destroy chunks of deck to make access holes to rescue her.

We think she will be okay but will loose the leg. I am an emotional wreck. I know she is just a dog but she is my unconditional friend.

UPDATE: She is resting in recovery minus a leg and has a fantastic morphine buzz.

9 comments:

Kuckie said...

Oh Wreggie, I am cannot imagine how you must feel! I hope she will be ok, and I am sure she knows you did not intend to harm her in any way!

Teresa said...

I literally have tears in my eyes right now. She's not "just a dog"...she's someone that you love. I can't imagine how you are feeling right now but I agree w/Jen that Haley definately knows that you didn't mean to hurt her. Her love for you will not change one single bit.

I'm just so sorry Reggie. Keep us posted on her progress and I'm so glad that she'll be ok. :(

Micky-T said...

She'll still love you! She won't be able to help it (even if she's cursing under her breath).
You know I kid!

Micky-T said...

Poor thing, why does her back leg look bandaged?

wReggie said...

Well...that is another issue. That leg was okay except it was darn near skinned. It may not heal properly. It was stitched up but the blood may not circulate like it should.

terri said...

Oh, Wreg. I can just imagine how awful you feel. Try to remember that she knows you would never hurt her intentionally. That's why dogs make the best friends. They love you unconditionally. I hope she'll be okay.

Rock Chef said...

What a horrible thing to happen - just a dog? No, they are like children!

Good to hear that she is making progress. I suspect that she will soon be dashing around again - I have seen a few 3 legged collies and they seem to manage fine. In fact she will probably get over this before you do! Hope you are OK!

Chris said...

Tell Haley her buddy Chris is thinking of her.

And you too Wreg....

TerryC said...

The stuff of my worst nightmares.

Absolutely heartbreaking.....