My baby Seuss, miss you so much

by Rosanna
(Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)

Seuss waking up

Seuss waking up

It has been just over two months since Seuss our Blue Merle Sheltie was killed by two large aggressive dogs.

My boyfriend had gone for a morning walk with Seuss and our Tri-colored Sheltie, named Skylar one Saturday morning as they have done for the past 14 years but this time upon returning home they encountered two large dogs running loose towards them. The dog owners was nowhere in sight.

One aggressive dog had unged at Skylar while the other aggressive dog attacked Seuss from behind and biting him on his back. As my boyfriend tried to fend off the dogs they were alternating biting Seuss on his side and rear then his other side. One dog then knocked my boyfriend face down on the pavement. While he was unable to move both dogs continued their viscous attack on our poor little Seuss until he was motionless and bleeding profusely on the roadside. Three teenagers drove by stopped and scared off the dogs. They drove them to an animal clinic closeby. But unfortunately the doctors were unable to save our Seuss. He died shortly afterwards from deep puncture and tear wounds. The police identified and charged the dog owners.

We are totally devastated by this attack. Seuss did not deserve to die this way. He was the friendliest sweet little boy who liked meeting new people and animals alike. Skylar our other sheltie escaped with minor physical injures. He misses his brother. He's not the same as he was prior to this incident. He's much more quiet and not eating like he used to. Like most shelties he's more nervous around people.It makes me cry seeing him this way.

My heart is broken. I miss Seuss's bark, his twirling around when he’s happy to see you or all excited going for a walk. I made his walks fun and interesting. We explored different neighborhoods or parks -he loved the car ride going to the park. I miss his soft silky fur and tiny paws and the way he wanted to be included in everything that was going on. He liked meeting little kids on Halloween. Always curious little guy pocking his nose in the refrigerator or shopping bags looking for a treat – which most of the time there was something for them.

I don’t enjoy doing things that we used to do together. I would be gardening and there he was right in the middle of the garden looking to see what I’m doing. Or chasing the broom or barking at the lawnmower or standing next to me while loading the dishwasher or cooking or nudging at my leg at the dinner table.

I miss him looking out the window for any activity outside. If he had seen a little dog walking by he would start whimpering. Then he would run to me in the kitchen his fur waving behind him as to let me know he had seen a little dog that he would like to meet so I would take him back to the window or door looking for the other dog but nowhere in sight. Looking so sad, I would reassure him that the next time he’ll be able to meet a new little friend.

I miss the way he pounces when he meets a new friend or the way he looks at himself in the mirror when we were not looking.

We had a lot of good memories with Seuss. We kept him in top shape. He was from a happy home.

It angers me that he was attacked so viscously. He did not deserve to die in this manner. I don't understand why this happened. I am so depressed. There are days I miss him so much I can’t stand it. A day does not go by that I do not think or cry for him. I wish he was still with us.

We love you and miss you so much, my baby Seuss.
Mommy and Daddy, xoxoxo

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Aug 15, 2014
Your Baby Seuss
by: Marie

Words can't express how sad I feel the way you lost your beautiful dog Seuss. It's terrible the way those dogs attacked your two dogs. It makes me so mad. I am so sorry for your loss, It makes me cry to think of your pain as I just lost my cat to a coyote in a violent death. I am sick to my stomach. Time heals some wounds but not all. These kinds of deaths are much harder to deal with as we know they had a lot more living to do and they were taken from us prematurely. My
heart goes out to you. I know there is a place in heaven for animals and I just keep believing we will see our beloved pets again. My Very Best to you . Marie

Aug 05, 2014
Seuss, my baby boy
by: Rosanna

Seuss, it's been three months that you are gone and I still miss you so much. Daddy and Skylar misses you too. I still think about how you tragically left this world. I worry how you suffered the attack from those two viscous dogs and how much you were afraid. Daddy is so sorry he couldn't protect you. He tried but those two viscous dogs were too strong. I haven't been the same. I don't know if I will ever be the same again? I feel so bad I wasn't there to protect you. I keep thinking things could have been different that morning if your routine wasn't changed. We have been going to court as those irresponsible dog owners have been charged under Dog Owner's Liability Act. It hasn't been easy. Each time brings it all back ten times more, but we want justice for what they did to you. You have been our companion, happiness and joy for 14 many years. Sometimes I don't know how I am going to make it through??
I want to thank everyone on this website for your kind words and thoughts. There are so many kind people here. My heartfelt condolences to the loss of your furbabies.

Jul 14, 2014
by: Steve

I cannot imagine the pain you are going through after losing Seuss this way,i recently lost my companion Tom in very different circumstances so i'll try and offer some words of comfort as other's on here have given me,thankyou to those who have.

Grief is a difficult road to go along each day can be another one filled with deep sorrow,trying to hold on to the good memories becomes a battle at times but they will come. Write things down it doesn't matter what and talk about the feelings you have to friends or family,personally i wrote a poem years ago about Tom how he made me feel, and now i've written another one about our shared time together its that which is most precious.

I'm so sorry to hear about Seuss but his soul will understand you were not to blame,i hope he visits in your dreams.


Jul 10, 2014
by: Eva

I wish i could say something that would ease your pain. I am so very sorry. Like the others, I have tears in my eyes. Life can be difficult at times. With time, our pain will subside. We have to realize our loved ones are at peace. I, too, have been grieving over my beloved dog, Bryce.

My thoughts are you.

With sincere sympathy.

Jul 09, 2014
My baby Seuss, miss you so much
by: Doreen UK

Rosanna I am so sorry for your loss of Seuss to a vicious attack.
I cried when reading your post as I felt the pain you are going through. Hopefully Seuss did not suffer long because he died naturally soon after the attack. He did not have to be put to sleep. But what an unmerciful way to die. I am angered also at those vicious animals that took away the life of Seuss. I don't know what the laws are like in Canada even though I lived there in Mississaga over 30yrs. ago. I live in the U.K. and when an animal is attacked in the vicious way Seuss was those vicious dogs would be put down and criminal charges against the owners. Seuss was such a beautiful dog and now your life has been savaged also by the loss of Seuss from your life. May God hold you up and comfort you in your loss of Seuss and May God hold Seuss in his arms and keep him safe so you will see him again.

Jul 09, 2014
baby seuss
by: Anonymous

I am so sorry this happened to your poor dog, i feel deeply for you, and the heartache you must be feeling. Nothing i can say will bring seuss back, but i feel your pain. All because of some irresponsible dog owner, i hope they get what they deserve. What a traumatic event for your dogs and you. I lost my dog due to old age in may of this year, that was bad enough, and i still cry for him and miss him every day. What happened to your seuss is shocking and very very sad. Wish i could say something that will ease your pain, my thoughts are with you. SOOOO SORRY, God bless you all

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