You certainly never know what life has to offer you on any given day. We lost our Libby today. The snow was very high by the far end of the fence. It was difficult to dig out because of the layer of ice that was about half way down. I had started to dig a mote so that she could not get up to the fence. She was outside by herself. The mailman must have gone by and she jumped the fence and chased after him. He followed him up our road and to the coutry road where our road ends. She turned west and got killed just up the road a piece. Jake found her in the middle of the road and brought her home. I still can't stop crying. She had a fenced back yard, and I knew that she hated moving vehicles of any kind. I can't help but feel responsible because I didn't bring her in with the other dogs and because I didn't dig a mote around the fence to keep her away from it. I have never lost a dog in an accident in the 40 years that I have dogs. I have never even had one hurt on a road. My poor baby; she seemed to have an obession with moving vehicles. and I didn't work hard enough to help her overcome it. Other than that she was a sweet dog and a wonderful playmate for Zippy the corgi. She will be sorely missed. Jake said that she could not have suffered as her injuries were extensive, and she was dead when he found her.
Now I fear that no one will ever sell me another dog because I was careless and let this dog escape from her fenced yard.
Libby................run free whereever you are and remember that we loved you and that you were a beloved member of our family.