Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Good-bye Scooter!!

We lost Scooter to the road yesterday.... The kids and I were out in the yard, we heard a loud noise come from the road. I'm not sure what made me start running towards the road except the possibility that our dog might have left the yard. And sure enough, there were some people with their dog walking down the road & he wanted to follow them. As he tried to cross, he got hit. I believe it was instantaneous. There was very little blood & I think he just died instantly. I picked him up off the road and carried him home. We lovingly buried him out in the pasture, kind of by where Robbie buried Fiona. I don't think the Keira and Keanu will ever forget him.

Scooter was by-far the best dog we've ever had. The kids cried, and cried some more. I had a long talk with them about how his spirit wasn't in his body anymore, and about Heaven, and we prayed that God would take care of Scooter until we can see him again. We also used it as an object lesson of why we don't go near the road.  What else can you do?

I believe God was preparing my kids for this to happen, because twice in the last couple months we've hit and killed an animal on VanBelle. Once a cat and once a dog. Before that happened, I don't think Keanu and Kalani (especially) understood that animals die and cars can kill anything that goes into the road. It wasn't so much of a shock as it could have been.


Melissa DeLeon said...

Very sad news. A pet, especially a good one, is truly more a member of the family. So sorry.

Danae said...

That's too bad. It's hard to lose a pet!

Rob and Rachel said...

I buried Fiona in the middle of the front pasture by the barn. The ground was a little frozen, so I don't think I got a very big hole. I've also buried a few cats and two roosters out there.

Tiffanie and Jeff Bodine said...

Well, Scooter got buried on the side of the barn by a fence post. Jeff also buried the neighbors dog there. (He was growling at our kids & wouldn't stay out of our yard so he got shot) My goodness, that pasture has an inevitable plethora of animals!