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    DefaultMoms 1 year old puppy got killed by a car, how can I help her?

    She was out at a class while her husband was home with electrician. Something happened and the puppy got out the front door. Step dad went out to get her, almost had her when a car came up the street and she ran for it and got hit, she died instantly. I drove 2 hours to be here with her. She blames her husband and hates him right now. She won't stop crying for hours saying "she will wake up just you see" "dayanu I have your treats, come find mommy" so on and so on. She even climbed into the crate crying saying "mommies hiding come find me" I hate that she is going through this and I can only be here till tomorrow. She finally fell asleep. I just don't know what to do if there is anything I can do. Please I need any help I can get, this is killing me to see her like this.

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    What a tragic accident. So sorry for all of you. No advice just hoping she'll get better once the shock is worn off.

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    Thank you, I hope so too. I hate seeing her go through this, she was just a puppy only 15 months old. I just don't know how she will get past this after seeing her tonight. I am afraid of what will come from this.

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    Very sorry to hear that. Hugs to her and prayers in this rough time.

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    The only thing you can do is be there for her while she goes through her grief. Sometimes just listening is enough. Hopefully she'll sort it all out for herself.



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    Thank you everyone for your kind words.
    She is better today I think, she has accepted the puppy's death (rather than saying she will wake up over and over) and has decided to do a photo book of her. We are also having a pendant made with the pups paw print to help her.
    I believe she has decided in a month to find a fully trained adult therapy dog. To me this seems the best thing for her, I know it won't replace her baby that she raised for the last year but I hope it can help make her feel better, someplace to put all that love.
    If anyone else knows anything I can do please let me know. I do live 2 hours away (will be heading home tonight) and I just wish I could take all her pain away.
    Thank you again.

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    I am so sorry. This is so heart breaking. Nothing anyone can say will help. It does get better over time. I still cry for my lost Maggiemay and its been a yr and a half. I don't think I would have gotten to where I am now if not for getting Sophie. She saved me. Another dog may help your mom as well.
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    I agree with Pam; although new dogs don't replace the old dog or take the pain away completely, they do help us heal. I think it's a good idea for your mom to get an adult dog rather than going through the puppy phase so quickly after just finishing that stage with her last pup.
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    Thank you again. To her it was her baby girl, not just a dog. I know getting another dog does help and I hope she follows through with it.
    There are so many things you can do now to remember your pets. The company that handles the cremation will take a paw print of your baby and can turn it into a pendant for a neck less, which we are having done. I hope this will help as well.

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    Since your mom looked at her as her baby, perhaps another puppy would be a good choice. Maybe a little bit older pup, but still a pup. Some older dogs are set in their ways, and your mom may want her dog to be her baby. I remember thinking I just wanted the pain to stop when Maggie died. I cried all the time. We got Sophie about 4 weeks later. While I was still sad, Sophie was such a bundle of joy and kept us all busy and that really helped. I wish you luck in whatever you decide.
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