Yesterday(6/16/10) on the way to my husband's, dads 50th birthday, the whole family was in the car. Me, my 2 & 5 yr olds and my husband was driving. We live in the country and our dogs run free. It was the worst thing in the world to feel the bump and hear my husband say Sugar tripped and feel under the wheel. She never chases any other cars but she follows us down our long driveway when we leave.
Today,(6/17/10) the day after her death, would have been her 8th birthday. She was an 18th birthday from my husband. But she had the best 8 years a dog could have and she never had to suffer a day in her life. She looked peacefully like she was sleeping, so we all got to pet her and tell her bye.
The only positive is she was having hip problems and arthritis in her feet. She never had to suffer getting old, she got to run free and be a real dog every day of her happy life.