Friday, 31 July 2009

It felt like I was dying inside...

Just when I thought things couldn't get any worse.... They did.



If you dont already know I have a young Cavalier King Charles Spaniel called Sid/Sidney/Sidders.
As pathetic as it may sound I absolutely adore him, he's my baby, I persisted for 2 long years to get him and now I have him I shower him with love.

All Sid has ever known from a puppy is love, and he therefore has the best of everyone in him, because he has only ever known the best of everyone.

Since moving house I have had a recurring dream that Sid escaped from the garden and got run over on the busy main road directly outside my house.

Today that dream very nearly came true.

To cut a long story short, some builders who came to collect some scaffolding from the garden didn't shut the main gate properly. Sid then escaped onto the driveway and managed to wriggle under the driveway gate.

The road outside my house is the main connecting road between Bradford and Halifax, and it was rush hour. I was almost 100% sure that when we found him he would be dead.

As my mum, brother and his girlfriend rushed out of the house to find him, I couldn't do anything but cry hysterically. I was too afraid to go out and look for him because I was certain the image in my dreams would turn to reality.

I literally felt like I was dying inside.

I was unconsolable. I was on the phone to Karen the whole time and she was doing everything in her power to calm me down. I was the closest I have ever been to having an Asthma Attack in the last 2 years. I couldn't breath, I couldn't think straight, all I could do was cry hysterically.

The pain I felt made me think how the pain of losing a child would feel. The thought was unbearable.

When I eventually got outside within a couple of minutes I saw my Mum emerge from a grass verge with Sid in her arms. I started crying even more at the relief of seeing him safe and sound.

A young girl had rescued him from the middle of the main road, and taken him to safe keeping in her garden. :) The dream very really became reality, and Sid was so lucky to not have been ran over.

I bought the girl 2 boxes of chocolates and couldn't thank her enough. She told us they were going to check if he was Microchipped (which he is) and try and find his owner that way.

My advice to anyone out there that owns a small dog, is to make sure there is no way that he/she can escape from the garden, and make sure they are Microchipped, just in case they do escape.


After all of that I am going to relax this evening, have a nice long bath, and give Sidney lots of cuddles :)

xoxo
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  1. I can't even begin to imagine what I would do if this happened to any of my 3 dogs. I would be the same, hysterical!

    Luckily we live on a very quiet street and the pugs follow me everywhere I go so I don't think they would ever run out.

    I'm so glad he is ok! Phew.

    He's a lucky little doggie. xxx

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  2. Aw that must have been so horrible! Am so glad Sid is okay!

    Had two nasty things happen last week with my fiance's mum's dog, she has too a black lab and a little scottie. They managed to find a wasps nest and the my finacee who was the one with them honestly thought the little scottie wasn't going to come out of it alive. A couple of nights later she managed to get lost whilst out for a walk. Thankfully she found her way home but she had to cross a fairly busy country road to ge there!

    It's amazing how much we love pets.

    Sid looks so adorable :)

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  3. Awwww that must have been so scary! I'd be in bits!

    I'm glad he's okay! xxxx

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  4. Awww - glad he was found safe n sound x

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  5. Oh Kelly that's such good news that he's ok. :) He's such a cutie! xo

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  6. OMG I would just die!!! I can't even think of anything happening to my Valentino. I cry just thinking about it!!!! Thank got ur baby is OK!!!!

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  7. Awww I'm glad he came out of it ok! You must have been scared! xXx

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  8. Aw, glad your little chap is ok, he's adorable!
    xx

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  9. Awwww chick you really love our "Iccle baby sidders" as your dad likes to refer to him. Can you imagine how horrible it was to here you in such dismay, Heartbreaking it was, bless you. You go have a chillaxing evening chick, by god do you deserve it!

    Im sooooo happy it all ended happily because we would all miss that little 'hotdog' face of his. You really couldnt ask for a better dog!

    Love ya, Crazy K XXXX

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  10. Aw Kel, That's so terrible, I'd have been the same. It's funny how attached you get to pets, they are amazing. I am so glad he is okay, well done to the girl who found him.

    Hugs to you and Sid. xx

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  11. I had a similar experience but with my youngest son when he was only 2. I actually can't even talk about and it still gives me nightmares when I think about how differently it could have turned out.
    I'm so pleased he is ok chum xxx

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  12. Oh my god Kelly, I would have reacted exactly the same way...how horrible that this happened to you but I am SO happy he's okay!! I love animals too and get so upset about things like this!! xoxo

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  13. Aw, that must have been awful for you! I'm so glad that the dream never came true and that Sid is safe and well! He's soooo cute btw! :)x

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  14. Aww hun, I'm so happy he's ok. I would have been exactly the same, when our cat who would never wonder off went missing I was a mess, had to take the day off work & sit & wait to see if she'd come home.
    xxx

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  15. i would have been the same if either of my dogs had done the same. one of them actually escaped last night through a whole in the fence at the bottom of my garden, luckily a neighbor saw her and brought her back.
    bel x

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  16. I am so glad he's ok,I was starting to get worried! :) Try to have a good night!

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  17. Oh my goodness, what a horrible experience...after your day too, you poor thing. Have a massive cup of hot chocolate and cuddle up to Sid :)

    Off topic, but where is your shirt from, I love it!

    Love you Kelly xxx

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  18. i know exactly how you felt! my dog really is my baby!! x

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  19. @laura <3 you too Laura, cant wait to meet up properly in a few weeks :) The top is from primark but I got it a few months ago, so doubt they have then now :( They do tend o have different checked shirts in though :) xoxoxo

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  20. I'm so glad he is ok. I used to live near Halifax so i know how busy that road gets.
    Good to know you have such nice neighbours
    xx

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  21. Phew - I was sooo worried when I saw the title of this post! I'm so relieved he is ok, and can't imagine how horrible that was for you xxx

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  22. KELLY! I am so glad he is okay! I miss my Cavalier more than anything, I have dreams that she is still alive at least once a week and wake up to realise she is gone :( I can't imagine how you must have felt!

    xoxo

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  23. Kelly that sounds like a horrible experience. Glad Sidders is ok - he looks lovely :-) xx

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  24. So glad that he 's ok...!
    Hope that your dream never comes true girl, he's just adorable...!

    xoxoxo

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  25. awwwwwwwww. I don't know you but when I was reading this I couldn't believe how bad you could have felt. I'm so glad he is OK and everything's fine now. Really.

    xx from Madrid

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  26. Awww I'm so glad you got your doggy back! By the way, I've nominated you for an award!

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  27. I've got a tear in my eye after reading that hunni. God I'm so happy he's ok. I bet you couldnt stop cuddling him when u got him back. He is gorgeous. Animals are so precious arent they? I think this world would be awful without them. Give little Sid a big hug from me tonight.
    xoxoxoxxoxox

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  28. Aw glad the little guy is ok! He is a very lucky dog, and that girl who found him- it is great to hear of people doing positive things instead of breaking stuff/vandalising/getting drunk and getting ASBOs! That was lovely of you to get her a thank you present. Glad to hear the happy ending.

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  29. Awww your puppy is so sweet I'm super glad he was ok, cavs are my all time favourite puppies ever, I have a ruby one, his name is Mambo but he is getting quite old which is sad. I try not to think about it! He still looks like a baby so that is easy. I'll put some pics up on my blog later i think - you inspired me! hehe Yay
    Melissa,
    xx.

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  30. Reading that almost brought me to tears! I have two black labs, and they have escaped countless of times! They seem to run off when their not on their leads in the park. I remember when i was a young child my dog got knocked down, thank God he didnt die! Although he had to get several operations on his hip. The person who knocked him down drove on!!! Its the worse feeling ever. I think i'd prefer to have dogs than children to be honest! My friend has a Caviler King Charles too and its the cutest thing!! xx

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  31. Aww I'm so glad he is OK, when I started reading this post I thought something bad bad had happened..

    xx

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  32. Oh God the thought of that sends shhivers down my spine. I would be so FURIOUS at those builders!!!! grrr!!! I don't even want to think about if that happened to my little pooch. And you've totally reminded me to get him microchipped, I'd completely forgot about it! Thank God that girl found him and kept him. Complete lifesaver!
    By the way he is sooooo gorgeous :-)

    nicola xx

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  33. omg, i'm so so so relieved that it turned out to be ok. i live in fear of something happening to my two kitties. they're my babies. give little sid-gorgeous an extra cuddle from me. Rebecca. x

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