Our beautiful Golden Retriever
We lost our beautiful Golden Retriever named Bolt on 12/04/10. On that afternoon, we took him to a local pet store because we were running low on his food. Something in the parking lot spooked him and he wiggled out of his collar. He began to run and zigzag around the parking lot.
I along with some boys tried to chase Bolt down. But, since he was in unfamiliar surroundings and scared and he was a very fast runner we were not able to pin him down. Eventually he made his way to a busy avenue where he was tragically hit by a car. The driver did not stop.
At that point I was an emotional wreck. I ran into the street and kneeled down at his body and cried hysterically. A few other people, who had witnessed, pulled over and consoled us.
I am having a difficult time getting over losing Bolt. He was a very sweet dog, loved to play fetch and run around our back lawn. He also thought he was a 70 pound lap dog. I miss him very much. When I get home from work, I expect to see him waiting for me in the back yard. I am not mad at the person who hit him, because it wasn’t their fault. I just wish they had stopped.
George in San Diego, CA