My Happy Howler
My Happy dog was my best friend.
He cared for me and helped with my diabetes by letting me know when my blood sugar was low.
He was always on guard and loved to 'sing' or howl when he was directed to. We liked to get all our dogs singing at once for fun.
He was only 3 years old but had to be put down because he refused to be kind to cats in our home. He had killed 3 of them, and the 3rd one was the last straw for my room mate. My room mate took him to his doom and I sobbed as I cared for my 12 year old cat he had injured. Kitty never recovered and died 3 days later.
I loved them both, but just wished he would have been able to learn not to injure other family members, even though I tried since he was a pup.
He was so much better than anybody, human or animal, and Happy always listened and made me feel important.
That was in 2011 and I still have not gotten over the whole thing. Maybe I never will. I forgive him the mistakes with the cats and miss him so incredibly much.
I haven't had such a good friend since I was a kid.
Your story is so heartbreaking.
You have lost a wonderful dog, and your kitties, at the same time...and at his hands. That is so unfortunate!
It is instinctual for dogs to look at smaller animals as prey, and obviously your Happy did. It is really too bad that you were never able to break him of this devastating habit.
I can sympathize with you however, as one of our dogs is not ' cat friendly ' either. However, the cats that live in our house are off limits, and he doesn't bother them. Outside is another matter though!
So you are left to mourn the loss of your dog and the loss of the kitties. My heart goes out to you.
It is fabulous though, that Happy was able to warn you of your low blood sugar condition. Dogs are so smart, so talented and able bodied assistants. They are being used and trained for all kinds of service assistance.
Thank you for sharing your story.
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