A spooky trip

@savypat (20247)
United States
June 7, 2012 10:34am CST
My Daughter and her Boyfriend took her dog to the Vets to have him put to sleep, it was time he was just getting sicker and there was no cure. After the dog was put to sleep my Daughter broke down and the BoyFriend brought her home. He asked me to return with him in a couple of hours to bring the dog home so that we could bury him. I agreed. Well two hours later off we went to get the dog. They brought him out in a plastic sack, he was a large dog and put him in the back of the car. We started home, the trip took about 20 mins. Well when we turned the first corner that dog started to roll around in the back of the car. I told myself, the dog is dead, it's just his body, he's been dead for hours and I calmed down a little then we had to stop for a signal again the body rolled. That trip just got longer and longer, every time the car stopped or moved around a curve the sack with the dog rolled. The Boyfriend and I said nothing to each other, I was driving and was afraid if I made a comment we'd start laughing, or maybe he would suggest that we stop and look in the bag. No way. Finally we got back to the ranch and as we got out I said, you know that big heavy dog has rolled all the way up against the back of the front seats, we are going to have to crawl through the back and pull it out that way. The car is a hatch back. He just nodded at me and we got to work. After much pulling we got that big load out of the car on a tarp and carried it toward the grave. After that everything went ok and by the time my Daughter got outside we had him nicely buried. Would you have laughed or looked? .
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@bLadeee (403)
• Philippines
8 Jun 12
A sad situation, in case i'am in your position, i would not laugh but i'll try to look since maybe the dog want to see its owner or something.
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@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
7 Jun 12
I would have been to sad to laugh. I also would have had to check to make sure the dog was ok. I would have had to stop to keep the dog from rolling all around. That would be to disturbing to listen to for the entire trip.
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@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
7 Jun 12
By the way so sorry for the loss of their pet. I have a shih tzu who will be 14 years old on the 23rd and I can cry thinking about the day that I will no longer have him around. Its such a sad thing to deal with become they are apart of your family.
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@sajuman (1855)
• India
8 Jun 12
Condolences to your daughter.It is very sad situation. I never have a pet in my life.But i have a friend who loves his dog very much.I know about the pets and their relation in between human.
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
8 Jun 12
I am so sorry about your daughter's dog, it is really hard when we loss a pet we have loved for years. As for whether I would look or laugh? I would laugh, not from being happy, but from being upset and nervous and I know I would NEVER look, that would just give me nightmares..
• United States
8 Jun 12
Aw sorry about the dog. I think I would have made him look. I get freaked out by this. One of my fears is being buried alive and I'm donating my organs to prevent this possibility from happening. I am not proud of it but I have always made my husband do the dirty work when it comes to taking pets to be put to sleep. I get too emotional and I never want to make a fool out of myself by blubbering all over a vet's waiting room. Yeah, I would have made him look ha ha. Just too make sure.
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@freqspaz (220)
• United States
7 Jun 12
I honestly don't think I could have been the one in the car. But if it had to be me because there was no one else, I would have secured my dog in the back some how, like by a rope, or leash, or something so that he/she couldn't move and if it did shift I prolly would have stopped in a heart beat to check, but I'm weird and I scare easily. Please give my condolences to your daughter, and to you. Losing a pet is losing a part of the family.
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• United States
7 Jun 12
I know how heart wrenching it is to have to put an animal down I had to do it twice,once to a cat and once to a dog that was enough for me! Condolences to you all. I would've probably looked and I might have chuckled a little too as tragic as it is sometimes a giggle can escape to get over the "nerves"
@dragon54u (31605)
• United States
7 Jun 12
Condolences to your daughter--I've been through this a few times and it's one of the hardest things in life to do. It's an act of love that hurts so badly! I would definitely have stopped to check on the dog. If I didn't, I would picture him back there, alive, and suffocating in the plastic. In fact, I would probably rip a hole in the plastic over his face so that he could breathe if he did happen to come back to life. I know that's irrational but that's how I am!
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@MandaLee (3695)
• United States
7 Jun 12
Hi, That is so sad. It had to be quite difficult for everyone. No, I would be too sad to laugh. I could not bear to look either.
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@inertia4 (27605)
• United States
12 Jun 12
I actually would have looked. I don't think that he came back to life or anything like that. It had to be the motion of the car. Put anything in the back seat and drive a car. !0 to 1 whatever you have in the back seat will move from the motto of the vehicle. It's like an inertia. I feel bad that the dog had to be put down.