Hound Dog is Gone

It appears misfortune was not quite done with us. We believe the coyote’s got Hound Dog this morning when my husband let him out. When it’s cold he doesn’t stay out very long, and has never strayed before. Shortly after he was let out we heard coyotes making a ruckus in the woods to the side of our house. It’s now been five hours since he was seen. It looks very bad.

The husband took the shot gun and searched, but found no sign of him. He took the day off from work, is going to his father’s farm to pick up the high-powered rifle, and is going to kill whatever is in the woods that has taken our baby. It’s been seven weeks to the day since we lost Sully. I haven’t even begun to heal from that, and now this. The only way I can reconcile this in my mind is to consider that perhaps they were meant to be together. I know Hound Dog hasn’t been the same since he lost his brother. Maybe Sully was lonely on the other side without him.

I thought maybe blogging would distract me from thinking about it until my husband returned, but it’s not working. I know you all will understand why I won’t be replying to comments or reading any blogs today. I’m sorry.

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16 Comments on “Hound Dog is Gone”

  1. Oh my dear God, your poor, poor girl. I am so sorry. These animals! As pet owners/ animal lovers, it never, ever gets any easier. Whichever way they choose to go or get taken from us, jesus christ! I could go on about the law of nature or what’s meant to be and blah, blah, blah but actually, I am just fucking angry and sad for you and Hound Dog and the husband.
    And can I just also say, that, when Hound Dogs time came, of course it was gonna be coyotes, no normal exit would have been fitting for Hound Dog. No run-of-the-mill road accident for him, no Marley & Me type weepy, no growing old disgracefully. oh no, clearly it was always going to be incredibly dramatic with questions and uncertainty and a lot of adventure about it, because those are the type of animals we love, and we are the type of people that love them all the more for it. I could recount lots of times when horrific things have happened with pets and animals that I know and love, just to let you know you are not alone, these things happen, they really do, and the grief is indescribeable. Lots of Love to you all, xxx

  2. Ed Williams says:

    Dearest Lou…
    I hope this turns out okay for you. You are in my thoughts.

  3. Pandora Patty says:

    I just got off the phone with Lulu, and Hound Dog is gone. He didn’t come back, and they’ve seen no sign of him. Judging from the way she’s feeling right now, the next time you hear from her it’ll either be an angry post or one that shows a new inner determination.
    Thank you for caring so much about her — she’s a very special person, and I hate seeing her in such pain. I’m really worried about her, so if you believe in God, please pray for her. If you don’t, send her your strength.

  4. Patricia says:

    So sad to think Hound Dog may be gone–but maybe he is ok and will come home–gotta hope. Said a prayer here.

    • Sorry for the late reply.
      Well, by now everyone has learned that Hound Dog was not okay. He passed and has joined Sully. We have, however, given a new home to yet another puppy, which I feel is a way to honor the boys we lost. It makes a statement that they were the best dogs in the world and we enjoyed the experience so much we wish to do it again. Thanks for the prayer. It means a lot that everyone was here for me.

  5. daisyfae says:

    aw, shit… so sorry…

  6. Spectra says:

    Thank you for having the courage to sit down and write this. I am hoping he crawled into a hollow tree trunk somewhere and is safe. God be with you today, and every day.

  7. Oh Lou, I am so so sorry. Sending hugs.
    You know where to find us when you need/want us.

  8. I am so so very sorry Pissy. =( I will keep you and Hound Dog in my thoughts and hope that you find him…

  9. Crossing fingers that he’s hiding out somewhere!

  10. Brenda says:

    Oh my! I don’t like thinking the coyotes got him Poor lil guy. So totally sad. Sending prayers to you that you find him, alive. 😦

    • Hi Bren. I know…I know…it’s taken me forever to reply. Sorry. I’m just trying to touch base and do a bit of updating.
      Hound Dog passed as you may know, but we have given a home to a new baby, and it is helping to fill the hole he left behind. Nothing will ever replace Sully and Hound Dog, but fortunately my husband and I have large hearts, and there’s plenty of room to love others as well.

  11. Renee Mason says:

    I’m keeping my fingers crossed because you just don’t know until you know. I’ll say a little prayer.

  12. mentalnote8 says:

    This is very very sad. My heart goes out to you and your family. xoxo