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I feel like it was yesterday losing Kimmie to epilepsy. And now this. Brad my greyhound, killed Rudy my IG.


It all happened so fast. I was on the phone with my dad when all of a sudden, Brad had Rudy in his mouth by his stomach and he was shaking the life out of him. There was no growl, no warning about what was going to happen. I tried to pull Brad away, I tried to get him drop Rudy. My husband heard my screams and was able to scare Brad into dropping him. Rudy tried to walk away, to hide, his intestines dragging on the floor. I became hysterical. My other IG had also started in on the act and I had to get her away. Why would Brad do this? He has never growled at Rudy. We gently wrapped up Rudy and called the vet to tell them we were coming. He died in Steve's arms on the way there. His whole stomach was just ripped up. I knew there was no chance but I had to try.


Rudy was a rescue IG. We were his 5th home because he had a marking problem. We hated the marking he did but we absolutely fell in love with him. He was the biggest snuggler and love I have ever seen. All he wanted was to be loved and be with us. I rescued him right after Kim died because the group couldn't find anyone else to take and they were going to have to put him to sleep because of the marking problem. I felt like I couldn't save Kim but I could save this little guy. Oh the love we showered on him! He was so spoiled! He would forgo eating to stay curled up on my lap.


I was having trouble sleeping because he always curls up on my right side just below my shoulder under the covers. He is not there anymore. I just can't sleep. I can't stop crying. What a horrible, painful way to go! There must have been something that conspired between the 2 that I just missed. Why would Brad do this? I keep telling myself that they are dogs and they don't think like us. Something must have happened. I was right there in the room with them though! I never let them outside together or leave them alone because I am cautious. But Lord, I was right there and I couldn't stop it!!! I couldn't get Brad to drop him! I was so scared! My kids saw everything and they are just so upset. The blood was everywhere! All over the Christmas tree, all over the family room. Why oh why? This boy was so gentle and so loveable. He was my baby! My heart is so broken. This was the first dog my husband truly loved and became attached to. He is devastated. Now I have to give Brad back to the rescue group because we can't trust him with the cat or other IG and my kids were so frightened of his actions. My husband took Brad back tonight after having him for three years with no problems. I feel bad for Brad because he was being a dog. Things like this happen in packs. I just don't understand why.....So I have lost 2 of my babies tonight. I feel like I am going to die inside. I wish I could have stopped this! There were NO signs! Brad has never been aggressive. I know they are genetically dispositioned to chase and kill small furry things. But there was no chase even. Just picked him and shook him over and over. I just spent 3 hours cleaning off blood and body pieces from the family room. What a horrifying experience. I will never be the same again. God bless you little guy. You are so very loved and we will miss you so very much. God, please help me get through this.....

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OMG! What a horrible tragedy for all. :eek My heart aches to think of the trauma your precious Rudy suffered, and the heartache of returning Brad after 3 years of no problems. My prayers are with you and your family, for healing of the pain and loss of your babies. :hope:bighug:hope

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I am so sorry. What a horrible thing to happen. There are no words to comfort you.


Sending big hugs and prayers for you and your family. We are here for you. God bless.

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What a terrible tragedy :cry1


I'm so sorry for both of your losses and for the trauma you have all faced :f_red

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I am so sorry for this terrible tragedy. :( I'm saying many prayers to help you through this difficult time, even though you may never get any answers.


Run free sweet Rudy. You were very loved and will be deeply missed.



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I am so sorry. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Know we are here for you. :grouphug

God Speed Rudy. :f_white

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My heart goes out to you and your family.


Rest well, little Rudy.

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