Cosmo will be missed

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I just wanted to share and ask for prayers or well wishes for my sister and her family.  Her American Stafford Terrier was hit and killed last night.  He was a chronic car, truck, and 4-wheeler chaser and it finally got the best of him.  The guy driving the truck said I slowed down for him I saw him in my passenger mirror away from the truck, but when I went forward again he went under the truck.  This is the second time that they know of he has been hit, the first was a glitzing from a UPS truck, but he still continued to chase.

There driveway is 1/2 mile long, but once they let him off his chain he would take off and they had no re-call with him, and never went to obedience classes.  I encouraged as much as I could, and I worked with him when I was there and he would mind me, but he knew he could get away with it with them. 

However, he has passed and was buried last night before my niece came back from her friends.  They just wanted her to know he was gone, but they did not want her to see him.

Any well wishes are appreciated,

Jeri

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I'm so sorry for your family's loss.  I can't imagine how horrible that must feel.  I will say some prayers for your sister and family.  I wish they would have heeded you advice and maybe things would be different today.  Niko, Boss, and J.J. send out nose bumps and good dobervibes to all.

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Michelle,

Thank you.  My sister and brother-in-law are pretty torn up.  When my Mom called and told me last night, she said not to call my sister so I was going to wait until this evening to call her and see how everyone is, I would like to know how my niece Savannah and Maggie May the rat terrier are doing.  My niece is 11, Cozzy was 3, and Maggie Mae is about 13.  The rat terrier ran the roost, but they were buddies and when Cozzy got his adult bed Maggie got a new bed also, however, from that point on they both slept in Cozzie's new bed all curled up together.  Maggies new bed got put in her kennel in the garage for when they had to kennel them. 

Maggie already lost her first companion he was 15 when he had to be put down but he was a wire haired terrier mix named Bear, at the end he was deaf, almost blind, and very fat.  He actually walked off their dock twice and my brother-in-law had to jump in the pond and save him.  They just finally had to make a decision for his best interest.  So I really do not know how she or my niece will fair with this loss.

I will update when I know more,

Jeri

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My condolences go out to you and your family.

Losing a family pet isn't easy and losing them to a tragic accident is even worse.

Keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

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My condolences for your family. It is hard to lose a pet like that, and I'm sure they are feeling rsponsible, which just makes it worse.

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So sorry to hear about Cosmo...... always hard to have a loss........

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Okay I spoke briefly with my sister last night she had my niece with her and could not talk a bunch about the accident.  I guess my mother had some facts wrong.  The driver of the pick up saw Cozzy and stopped, looked around no longer saw him and then gunned it, apparently Cozzy was still biting on the rear tire and that is as graphic as I think I need to get.  My sister said that my brother-in-law cried harder over Cozzy than at his own mother and father's funerals, and he blames himself for being to cheap to pay for obedience classes, and for not getting an invisible fence to keep him in their yard. 

Now whether you have a dog or not if you know that an animal is chasing your vehicle and you stop your vehicle and no longer see the animal, why would you not think that the dog was close enough to the vehicle that you might hit it if you took off abruptly.  I know that Cozzy should have definately been trained better, but what was the driver thinking, what did the dog just disappear?  You know car chasing dogs just disappear all the time.(Sarcasm)

Thank you all and I told my sister of everyones wishes and condolences and she also says thank you,

Jeri

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This whole story is just sad,  sad for the family that lost their dog and sad for the driver, sad for the pup that lost his life.

 

Maybe the driver could/should have done more but let's be honest the dog shouldn't have been there in the first place.  It's not his fault at all.   Many people wouldn't have even slowed or stopped in the first place and some might have actually tried to hit him.  This was a very hard lesson in life and if they choose to get another dog learn from this.....

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I'm truely sorry that your family lost Cosmo,loss of a member of the family no matter how it happened is devastating!

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jerial13, I'm so sorry about Cosmo. 

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Thank you all very much.  I talked more with my sister about her thoughts on a new family member, mostly for their daughter, but also Maggie Mae.  She said that because of their homeowners insurance they will wait until they renew, because if their insurance knew they had an American Stafford Terrier, they would have dropped them.  We have all of those rediculous "Breed Specific" rules and regulations here in Missouri.

One of the reasons that they did not get Cozzy trained is because they were limited on where he could be for training because of his breed.  They had no trainers in their area and would have to pay for someone to come to their property to train him.  Of course trainers took advantage of this and the price went through the roof.  The trainer I used just simply said that she could not train him due to her area and never offered an option for training at their place, she was also in Florida training a group of K-9 officers and their K-9's at the time I called her.

We will see what the future holds for them to acquire a new dog, but they really loved Cozzy and therefore also fell in Love with the breed.  I did of course offer my opinion on her breed choice for a more accomodating lifestyle for public appearances, and general care.

Thank you all again, and my sister is very touched by the concerns of a group that she does not know,

Jeri 

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keep us posted on what breed she chooses and how that works out. :))