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I really am not trying to corner this site. Others have more recent losses than mine but I have a nagging question. Raider, our 10 year old Boston baby, died on July 17, 2018. I am not sure how much I have said. Just a normal summer day of a little house work and yard work. At home Raider was never on a leash, he stayed with us or very close. He was usually going to the vet if he was on the leash.
Anyway, a couple of months prior, Raider had a seizure flipping head over heels and then being out of it for the rest of the day. At the time of his death he had a runny nose with a bloody discharge - meds for si us infection and no other incidence of seizure activity. However, his nose was bleeding again and I was taking back to the vet the next day. He had been around cars a lot. He had never even come close to getting hit before that fateful day. The car was creeping but hit him and killed him. BTW, I know beyond a shadow of a doubt the driver was heartbroken and would never hurt any animal on purpose.
What troubles me is why he didn’t move. Was it just his time? A tragic accident? Did he have another seizure and couldn’t move? I am haunted by feeling like I should have taken better care of him.

Confused and sad,
Paula, Raider’s mom

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Oh, Paula I am so sorry. I deeply believe you did the best that you could and you were a loving and devoted  mom. Sometimes things happen and there is no explanation for it. I believe it was just a tragic accident and nothing more. Raider knows how much you love him and he loves you, always. No matter the way we lose our loves, it just hurts. I am so sorry, I really am. I wish there was something I could say to help ease your pain but there are no words to mend a broken heart, except time. Cherish the journey you shared with Raider and remember he is still with you even if you can't see him. They really never leave us. I hope you can find comfort and understanding as we all travel this heart breaking road.
Love and doggie hugs
Termy's mom

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Termy’s Mom,
Thank you. As you know, some days are better than others. Thanks for being a shoulder for me.
I know you are still grieving yourself. I hope you find the same peace you have wished me.
Maybe Raider and Termy have met too.
Paula- Raider’s mom
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