I almost forgot that driving 55 down a street is an accident. Forgive me.
Mmm hmm. Do you know what the speed limit was? (hint: no you don't, he never says) Assuming is was around 35, do you think the dog would have survived a collision at that speed? Have you ever driven a car? People speed. They shouldn't, yeah, yeah, but perfectly good people do it. Often. Do you think the driver really wanted to hit the dog? He had to have felt purely awful about it. He certainly didn't drag fresh dog carcass to the side of the road because he had to.
I dunno, but the kind of behavior that retaliates against humans with hate and violence for unintentional animal deaths is borderline sociopathic. A flare of passion over the dog's death is one thing, but if you really mean what you posted earlier, then you are an AWFUL person.
I'm generally not the kind of guy who posts in threads to offer sympathy, but there's a reason they say that a dog is a man's best friend, and being a dog-owner I can't even begin to imagine what you're going through. A bond between an animal and a man can be greater than that between any men, so I feel I must acknowledge your pain. I'm so sorry to hear about this.
"Even should the heavens fall, let Justice prevail."
In a limit of 35, 20 mph over the limit is waaaaaay too much. You say most people do it? Most people are JERKS. You say perfectly good people do it? By that much? Bull****. I'm the FIRST person to acknowledge the fact that anyone can have an accident while driving, and anyone can make a mistake. But 55 in a 35 zone is not a mistake, it's a choice. **** anyone who's arrogant enough to think that the laws don't apply just cos they're in a hurry. They're lucky they didn't hit a child.
And yes, a 20mph difference in speed can make a HUGE difference to whether an accident is fatal or not. Hell, the whole reason the speed limit is set at the speed it is, is because it makes a difference.
Wow, somebody who understands. When people come racing down our street like maniacs and use it as a cut through, I either a) tell them to slow down b) give them the finger or c) throw dirt clods at them. There is no reason they should be going 50 down my street. My dog could run out and get hit(thank the lord she is afraid of cars) but she loves to run into the street when she knows she isn't aloud to.
Being a dog lover myself, I can understand, on some level, what this event has done to your family and yourself. I can only understand the loss of the dog, having lost one myself, but not the way this very unfortunate event occurred, I can't begin to imagine what must have been in your head at that moment.
I don't know you, but I know what it's like to lose one of the family. I'd consider her your family, because, from your post, it's pretty obvious she meant everything to you.
I suppose the only thing I can say is, I hope you and your family can carry on with her best memories, shall I say, at heart. And I hope your mom can forgive herself, and that she is alright.
I know how it is losing a beloved pet—especially one who you take for granted because you don't expect anything to happen to them. It's sad.... People tell you you will get over it quickly, but you never fully get over it. I still wish that cat was back. He was glum, fat, and a bit mean, but he was the best cat I've ever known.
At least Bug will live in vivid memories. *tips hat*
(I'm trying not to break the solemnity, but it has been proven that a loss of a beloved pet can be as damaging as losing a beloved person.)
I'd like to thank everyone for their condolences. I know it won't bring her back, but it's nice thought, and for that I'm thankful.
Also, I noticed that there was something of a debate going on over whether or not the SUV in question was speeding. Put bluntly, he wasn't; the road that Bug was on when she was hit is fairly busy, and the speed limit is indeed 55. The driver wasn't breaking any laws, and this was nothing more than a tragic accident.
Besides, at least he had the courtesy to move her remains so others wouldn't hit them. I don't know if he did this out of remorse and respect or if he simply didn't want to leave them in the road. At any rate, his action helped to prevent any further desecration.
With that aside, I would appreciate it if you would all stop arguing. Thanks in advance.
I have not changed my signature in going on two years now.