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10/10/12 6:44 A

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I am so very sorry for your loss emoticon My escaped dog experiences have been brief and few, thankfully. After the first time I found my gate open (no idea by whom) I put a padlock on it.

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10/2/12 5:59 P

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So sorry for your loss. :(




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10/2/12 8:11 A

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I am so sorry for your losses. That is a awful story. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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10/1/12 8:21 P

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I'm so sorry to hear of your tragedy. It just riles me that people think it is okay to leave the gate open when they work on your house or yard. My prior landlord did that when he worked on the house, left the gate propped open. Fortunately, I was home and had kept the dogs in. I went out to look over the work and saw the gate propped open. Grrrrr!

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10/1/12 3:35 P

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So sorry for this tragedy. I am grateful that my escaped dog experiences were brief and ended safely, and with an absolute focus on keeping the dogs safe going forward. We're about to move to a new house, and I will be thinking of your babies and everything else that can go wrong as I dog-proof the yard.

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10/1/12 1:26 P

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Oh dear I am so very very sorry. I too had workmen on my roof and they NAILED the gate open (It was a self closing gate if not nailed open). I had my 1st greyhound at the time. He was found in the neighborhood having also run himself until he collapsed and was panting. The ppl who found him cooled him off and went online and found the 2 Dallas greyhound organizations (I had already notified them) and my story had a happy ending.
It's so EASY for something like this to happen. People don't understand how frantic we can get when we say "Don't leave that door open!!! Don't open that gate!"
My thoughts and prayers are with you as I know how the loss of these lovely friends can leave a hole in our hearts (I've lost two). I don't know what to say that would make you feel better, but my heart is hurting w/ you.

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10/1/12 9:54 A

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I am so sorry for your loss. Words cannot even begin to describe how sad this makes me.
We also have a gate and have had people leave it open or just barely latched where the wind can blow it open. I understand how it can happen.

You and your family will be in my thoughts!

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10/1/12 7:58 A

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Last Thursday, my neighbor let some of her workman into my backyard without my permission or knowledge. I had checked the gate in the afternoon and it was locked. I let my 2 dogs out at 6pm and the gate was still locked. I let them out at 7 and when I went to check on them, I found the gate open and they were gone. We frantically searched for them and found them about 20 minutes later. Unfortunately, they were both suffering heat stroke. The boy died before we got him to the vet. The girl died about 2 hours later. We are in shock. Please, everyone be very, very vigilant about your gates. We assumed that no one would be in our backyard after 6pm but we were wrong. I know it was an accident but we still feel horrible.

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