First heartbreak

@sol_cee (13616)
Japan
September 12, 2017 12:24am CST
My husband and my daughter were driving their way back home when they saw a little, yellow chick in the middle of the highway, trying to cross the opposite direction. Daughter insisted to go back and save it from the giant vehicles zooming the road. So they u-turned and were quite surprised to see the chick on the side of the road, as if waiting for them. It was limping but it was alive. That night, daughter was very happy to announce on FaceTime that she had a new pet. I wanted to tell her that eventually, it would die. Yet seeing her beaming face, I didn’t really want to quash that spring of hope. So she took care of the little, yellow chick. Gave it food, water, bed to sleep on. Endured its piercing, annoying chirping. I couldn’t really believe that a ten year old kid would be responsible enough to keep the chick alive longer than I expected. Then the tragedy. One day, the chick was there, chirping but not limping anymore, the next day it was gone! Daughter was in school and I could already imagine her reaction. It broke my heart into thinking how sad and devastated she would be. Husband searched and searched but the chick was nowhere to be found. A big, black, ugly cat was lurking near the house. Daughter cried a river and I couldn’t do anything. I wanted to hug her and comfort her but I’m miles and miles away. Her first heartbreak felt like mine too, even double the pain. I think it’s time to give her a proper pet.
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@YrNemo (8630)
12 Sep
hmm... good luck with the idea of giving your princess a proper pet. I did that to mine, and I ended up being the carer of such pet!
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@sol_cee (13616)
• Japan
13 Sep
Hahaha Didn't you love it?
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@sol_cee (13616)
• Japan
14 Sep
@YrNemo you only 'followed' me now?
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@sol_cee (13616)
• Japan
14 Sep
@YrNemo How's the canoeing over there Darcy-san? ;)
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@velvet53 (15385)
• Palisade, Colorado
14 Sep
Bless her heart. She did a good deed and I have a feeling that black, ugly cat did what he felt he had too. It is sad when our children get torn up like that. Maybe a dog or cat might be good for her. She showed that she is responsible enough to take care of a pet.
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@sol_cee (13616)
• Japan
15 Sep
I still feel she isn't ready for a dog or a cat so we got her a goldfish.
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@velvet53 (15385)
• Palisade, Colorado
15 Sep
@sol_cee A goldfish works too. I hope that she has a lot of fun with it. I remember my first goldfish.
@sol_cee (13616)
• Japan
15 Sep
@velvet53 I hope it didn't break your heart. ;)
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• Lakewood, Colorado
14 Sep
Oh dear this is so very sad..a sad lesson of life..poor daughter.
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@sol_cee (13616)
• Japan
14 Sep
She's busy with her pet fish now Tiara-san. Hopefully she's over her first heartbreak. Moving on, so to speak. ;)
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@sol_cee (13616)
• Japan
18 Sep
@TiarasOceanView Oh no. I wonder how long a pet fish can live. Would it be another heartbreak for my daughter? huhuhu
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• Lakewood, Colorado
18 Sep
@sol_cee Oh I hope not. Well, it was an accident, my son put the wrong water in the bowl.
@ilocosboy (33294)
• Philippines
12 Sep
That moment will make her more responsible not only to pets but to others.
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@sol_cee (13616)
• Japan
13 Sep
True. I always imagined her as a baby, but now she's becoming responsible. :)
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@ilocosboy (33294)
• Philippines
13 Sep
@sol_cee she has a good parent
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@sol_cee (13616)
• Japan
13 Sep
@ilocosboy An absentee one, you mean.
@jobelbojel (5120)
• Philippines
13 Sep
She values life. I salute for doing that.
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@sol_cee (13616)
• Japan
14 Sep
She does. So unlike me who's not into pets. ;)
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• Philippines
17 Sep
@sol_cee I am into pets but I don't get one now. We have a pet dog at home but that far from where I am now.
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@sol_cee (13616)
• Japan
18 Sep
@jobelbojel Some apartments here don't allow pets.
• Guangdong, China
12 Sep
that's really sad to your daughter. Does the new proper pet could heal her ever broken heart?
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@sol_cee (13616)
• Japan
13 Sep
I hope so. I'm hoping she won't be jaded easily.
• Guangdong, China
13 Sep
@sol_cee all things will turn out fine.
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@sol_cee (13616)
• Japan
13 Sep
@Behindtheguitarbar Thank you for your kind words.
@ridingbet (37945)
• Philippines
21 Sep
that is sad. i hope your kid will have a pet bigger than the chick; possibly a puppy?
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@sol_cee (13616)
• Japan
21 Sep
She wants to have a puppy but. Anyway she has an aquarium now. ;)
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@ridingbet (37945)
• Philippines
22 Sep
@sol_cee nice. so how many fish does her aquarium have? different colors, i believe, and different sizes as well.
@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
17 Sep
I can imagine your daughter crying a bucket. Yes, you should buy her a proper pet now. I am sure, she will be very happy.
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@sol_cee (13616)
• Japan
18 Sep
Did your daughter have a pet when she was young?
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
15 Sep
I am so sorry, Sol. She took wonderful care of that chick, I do not understand why life can be so cruel. Hugs to you and your daughter.
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@sol_cee (13616)
• Japan
18 Sep
Thanks Catherine-san. Maybe I'll tell her to take care of cactus instead. :)
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
19 Sep
@DianneN (59691)
• United States
15 Sep
I'm so very sorry. I had the same thing happen with a baby mouse I found when I was your daughter's age. Not all big black cats are ugly!
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@sol_cee (13616)
• Japan
15 Sep
Haha oh no. I was fuming when I wrote this and that big black ugly cat lurking near my house ate the little yellow chick.
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@DianneN (59691)
• United States
15 Sep
@sol_cee I certainly understand, but my Doodles is looking at himself in the mirror and sulking.
@SAM774 (2224)
12 Sep
yes .... please do give her a proper pet ... she will be happy
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@sol_cee (13616)
• Japan
13 Sep
I will! And I hope she'll smile again. ;)
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@SAM774 (2224)
13 Sep
@sol_cee she will .... do share the new pet picture ... will love to see that
@cintol (908)
• United States
18 Sep
Awww, thats sad that she worked so hard to take care of it for a cat to have it for dinner. Not right at all but I hope she will get a little pet of her own now that she showed so much responsibility for the little chick.
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@sol_cee (13616)
• Japan
18 Sep
She has her own small aquarium now. :)
@kepweng (6388)
16 Sep
its really hearth breaking story friend dont worry im sure you can by a new pet
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@sol_cee (13616)
• Japan
18 Sep
She is getting by. :)
@FayeHazel (11811)
• United States
14 Sep
Oh no. Do you think the cat got the chick? Or that the chick just run off somewhere? Bless your daughter's kindness. I agree - time for a pet for daughter. What do you think you will get?
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@sol_cee (13616)
• Japan
14 Sep
I wanna think it ran off. It wasn't limping anymore so I hope it's in a safe place now.
@antonbunot (9506)
• Calgary, Alberta
14 Sep
O, that is so sad. I guess your daughter will become a veterinarian.
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@sol_cee (13616)
• Japan
14 Sep
Too costly to become an animal doctor!
@responsiveme (14418)
• India
14 Sep
As a mom we try so hard to keep them away from heartbreaks but they do come. Children assume responsibilities you didn't know they could when they do something they like. I really hope your little girl gets over the chick and does get a pet
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@sol_cee (13616)
• Japan
14 Sep
I always see her as a baby. I thought wrong. :)
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@acelawrites (10752)
• Philippines
13 Sep
Yes, it's a good decision to have her own pet. She would love it.
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@sol_cee (13616)
• Japan
14 Sep
Her pet fish is keeping her busy she almost neglects me. ;)
@toniganzon (41103)
• Philippines
12 Sep
What pet do you plan to give her?
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@sol_cee (13616)
• Japan
13 Sep
Goldfish!
• Nairobi, Kenya
12 Sep
Such a touching story. You should get her a nice pet soon
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@sol_cee (13616)
• Japan
13 Sep
Yeah, seeing your daughter cry is surely heartbreaking.
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@JustBhem (22514)
• Davao, Philippines
12 Sep
Poor Bambam. Give her a proper pet Sol.
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@sol_cee (13616)
• Japan
13 Sep
It was heartbreaking Bhem. :(
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