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Do You Believe in Fate? Read what my weekend was like Answered

It is somewhat long, but an incredibly interesting story of what happened to me this weekend. After what I went through this weekend, my view of fate took a 180 degree turn. Some background information, I have two dogs, a few gates around my house that need to be closed to make sure my dogs stay in our yard. It starts out when I arrived home from school. My bus drops me off at the end of my driveway, and as my brother and I walk up, our mom is there with our main gate open, which usually is not. I saw her up there and knew it wasn't good. She tells me Toby is gone. Toby escaped through a back gate with my other dog Casper. My neighbor picked up Casper, but Toby was no where to be found. We pretty much scoured every single road in the area, so we knew he wasn't hit. We also told everyone we saw to keep and eye out, and asked them if they seen Toby. ~The oil company came to our house while my mom was out and about. They left our back gate open. When the dogs escaped, she went to our basement to see the oil tank, and it was full. She knew the oil people came, and they fill it through the back of our house, where our back gate is. 4 years ago, the same oil company cut our Invisible Fence Wire, and tried to tie it back together, so it worked off and on.(Which we found out later). The dog named Buddy escaped and got hit by a car. So we get the invisible fence man out here and he sees that the oil company cut our wire. ~Oil people, if you are reading this, close the gates please. ~So as you see, the oil company killed one of our dogs already, so I was fuming when I found out it was their fault again. We were planning on going to the mountains that night, so my dad, brother, and sister, and I went up with Casper, while my mom stayed at home to see if anyone would call about Toby or Toby would return home. On Saturday, we got a call from our mom saying that Toby was dropped off at an animal shelter, and she picked him up. We were ecstatic, and the rest of our day was awesome. That night, we went to bed early because none of us slept Friday night, because we were thinking about Toby. ~Thats only the half of it. Recap: Dogs escape, 1 dog found Friday, other Found at shelter Saturday, we are in mountains with Casper, and go to sleep Saturday night. I wake up Sunday morning at 5, to my brother turning the light on, and he walked out of the room. I thought, well this is weird, so I turned it off and rolled back over. My brother walked back in, and turned the light on. He told me Casper isn't moving. (In the mountains th dog sleeps with us in the bed.) I look at Casper, not moving at all. Casper is deaf, so sometimes he is always sound sleeper, but always wakes up when you touch him. I look at his face, and his eyes are in the back of his head. My brother gets my dad, my dad (doctor) tries CPR. It was too late. Casper passed away. He showed no symptoms, no struggle ( my brother didn't choke him), dandy as could be the night before, it was unbelievable. What Luck? So I am not religious what so ever, and don;t really believe in much religious stuff. But I felt that because we got Toby back, Casper had to pass away. It is so weird that the dog we thought was gone in the beginning, came back to us, while the one we had no inclination of every passing away, well, passed away. So we thought Toby was gone, got him back, and in the mountains, the one we had, died. Recap: Dogs escape, 1 found Friday, Other Picked up at shelter saturday, Casper up to the mountains, 2nd dog at home, Sunday morning Casper dies in his sleep. This weekend pretty much was the most stressful, and worst of my life. I am grateful for the man who brought Toby to the shelter, but I guess because we got Toby back, God felt it was Casper's time to go. I do not know what I'd do if we lost 2 dogs in a span of 48 hours. Thanks for reading all of this, I had to get it down. It is unbelievable. I am thinking of posting up an instructable on how to increase your chances of finding a lost dog.

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X_D_3_M_1 (author)2007-12-03

cant you sue the oil people?

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Brennn10 (author)X_D_3_M_12007-12-04

You know, when my first dog died it was definitely an evident thought in my head, but quite frankly, it is not worth it to go through the trouble.

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X_D_3_M_1 (author)Brennn102007-12-04

its your freaking dog man!

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Brennn10 (author)X_D_3_M_12007-12-04

I know, but what would it bring? I would rather grieve my dog with my family, and share memories, than going to court. My mom did call the oil people, and told them, and in the future they will make sure they will close the gate. The lady my mom talked to was heart broken.

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Lftndbt (author)2007-12-03

That is really not nice....
The one thing I dislike about my pup (American rednose), is that I know in many years time , when she passes away i'm going to be absolutley gutted! She is like my best friend..... Only person (te he I call her a person ;) ) in the world that always wants to be with me all of the time, never get's sick of me, doesn't mind my smelly feet and always forgive's me with just one cuddle no matter how cranky i've been....

I wouldn't think of it, in the way that one had to go.... It was unusual that it was at the same, but it was just Casper's time to go... Imagine how bad he/she would feel to know you think that about Toby.... Casper going has nothing to do with Toby coming back.

I'm really sorry for your loss... :(

So is hunni.... she didn't like that story either... She's happy Toby's safe though so am I...

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Lftndbt (author)canida2007-12-03

Thanks! Yes she is beautiful, isn't she! Unfortunatley, rednose's don't get a very good wrap in Australia... I got her a week before ALL sales, trade's, breeding and giving them away (except for the pound to destroy... No relocation's they just destroy them now..) was banned and enforced by law... I have a feeling that the stigma in Australia, that all pitbull's are dangerous will only get worse... So at the moment I am researching possibly physc evaluation's that are available in Aus for "dangerous" dogs... A positive physc evaluation does not help all that much but... If people complain about, being worried about her then the council will implement their own... I just want atleast 2 of my own on hand incase their's is bogus... I have had people assume she was a rednose and call the council... The assessor took one look at her and said " I've been doing this for 20years now and that's one of the best looking pitty I have ever seen and she has a great personality not aggresive what so eva..." Perhaps it was her running out full charge jumping up on him and licking him to death for 5 min... ;) I run her twice a day and only the best food, so she does look particularly fit...

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trebuchet03 (author)2007-12-03

Sorry to hear that one of your dog's passed -- how old was s/he? As for the other two.... Sounds like a good excuse to put an automatic gate closer in... You know the oil people don't close the gates reliably - so don't rely on them to close the gate ;) And by automatic gate closer - I mean a nice long extension spring. It would have likely saved you all of this trouble plus your other dog ;)

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Brennn10 (author)trebuchet032007-12-03

He was a yellow (pretty white) lab, about 4 years old.

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Baron A (author)2007-12-03

Brenn, That was a intresting and touching story. Sory bout your other dog casper.

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chaoscampbell (author)2007-12-02

Sorry about your dog man, thats too bad.... Not to get into a religious debate but your telling me this god guy was like.... you know what?.... I'm totally gonna fu*k with this family today, it'll be sooooo funny. first I'm gonna make there dogs get loose then I'm gonna get the neigbour to get one and the otherone can go missing...... I'll send the whole family to the mountains and send the other dog home then I'm gonna kill the dog thats with them...... I'm god and thats funny. I don't buy it. check your gate before you let the dogs out. we are all responsible for ourselves. we define our own destiny. don't go whining to god when sh*t goes wrong..... it was probably your mistake. again not to get into a religious battle, and I really am sorry about your dog

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Lftndbt (author)chaoscampbell2007-12-03

I can't believe you haven't got your ass flamed yet man....
And I'm happy to be the first to .... Pull your frickin head in!

Not only was your post ignorant, but you obviously didn't have the decency to read the entire post/understand it.... Quote~ I don't buy it. check your gate before you let the dogs out. we are all responsible for ourselves...' ' That makes absolutley NO sense. Or perhaps you are so ticked of on the religious comment, you have lost all sense of grammar because I can't understand your post...

I have read MANY of your posts, in which you seem to loose all sense of control when someone mention's anything to do with religion you don't like....

No one cares what you have to say, when your going off like that...
Next time, take a few deep breath's before posting.... You just sound like a maniac... Sorry but it's true....
Brennn10 was trying to make sense of a trying situation.....
And you know what?.... sometimes things work in weird ways, who are you to say what God is thinking... Brennn10 was NOT blaming God, Just hoping and praying that there was a reason/plan behind this sad event....

Quote:~ Not to get into a religious debate but

That's EXACTLY what you are trying to do....

I want to like you chaos, and you have proven yourself to be very level headed... But you seem to have some issue's You should really try and work on that...

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Brennn10 (author)chaoscampbell2007-12-03

Our fault? Of course not. Our back gate is pretty small, and nobody every uses it. It is a small wood one, only 1 person can fit through. We always suspect it is closed because nobody ever uses it, except this one day when my mom had no clue the oil people came and left it open.

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joejoerowley (author)2007-12-02

Best of luck man! Sorry about your loss. :(

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Goodhart (author)2007-12-02

FATE AND BELIEF AND RETREAT WHEN YOU'RE STANDING ALL ALONE WITH YOUR DREAMS IN THE DARK NEVER KNOWING WHAT IS REAL IN THE SHADOWS YOU MEET NEVER KNOWING WHAT IS TRUE IN THE ANSWERS YOU SEEK NEVER KNOWING IF FATE SHE HEARS ME FATE STAND NEAR ME FATE STATE CLEARLY WHETHER THERE WILL BE ANOTHER CARD RETRIEVE US TIME DECEIVES US FATE SHE HEARS US BUT SHE DOESN'T LISTEN VERY HARD AS SHE DRIFTS THROUGH OUR LIVES TOSSING COINS INTO THE AIR WATCH THEM TWIST WATCH THEM FALL TURNING HOPE INTO DESPAIR WATCH THEM TWIST WATCH THEM FALL THEN SHE SUDDENLY REVIVES EVERY DREAM THAT WE'VE HAD AND WE FIND OURSELVES ALIVE BELIEVE ME FATE STANDS NEAR ME FATE STATE CLEARLY WHETHER THERE WILL BE ANOTHER CARD RECEIVE US TIME DECEIVES US THE ONLY MOMENT IN OUR LIVES THAT EVER REALLY MATTERED FATE IS NOW TSO ps: sorry about your dogs.

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w00ty32 (author)2007-12-02

i have 4 dogs, and i can't imagine losing 1. they're all not too old, so i really hope they won't die for a while. Im sorry for ur loss...

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its a lion (author)2007-12-02

im sorry. i too have had a bad weekend. i was told that my best friend had died, however it was one of those "i heard that so and so died" type things. i have been trying to get ahold of him or his family, and have had no luck. im just hoping that it is nothing more than a rumor. well at least you got toby back, and at least he went peacefully.

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Brennn10 (author)its a lion2007-12-02

I'm sorry about your friend, hopefully it is only a rumor. Luckily I have not had much adversity in my life, besides losing 2 other dogs. A great-grandmother, and nobody else. I have been grateful for that

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Tool Using Animal (author)2007-12-02

In bed, with the rest of his "pack" it's probably the best way a dog could go, be thankful for that. Sorry man, and go get a closer for that gate.

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That is exactly what my mom said, he was with his favorite people, my bro, sister and me. As for the gate, we are looking at ways for it to close without someone doing it on their own. We have an 8lb ball which is used on most gates in Williamsburg, so we might install that on there.

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Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)2007-12-02

Awwww man that's sad. I came home one day to see that our puppy had chewed through the wooden gate and escaped. Luckily, she was only in the woods hunting bunnies, and came running back.

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