HomeAboutBlog Design

June 17, 2012

My Heart Is Sad :(

Something sad happened right in my own neighborhood a little more than a week ago.

A house just a little over a block from us on a well-traveled road was broken into during the day.  (And the house next door to them was burglarized earlier the same day.)  The burglar(s) ransacked a part of the house but didn't get away with anything because they think the homeowner came home and startled the burglar.

Lucky for them.

Not really.

They lost something more valuable than some stuff.

The tragedy was that the idiot(s) who broke in brutally killed the family's beloved eight year old pet, Sadie.

This is a photo of Sadie that was in the paper and can be seen on posters around town offering a reward to help capture her killer(s).

Most of you who regularly follow my blog know I am a dog lover.  We actually have three dogs.  (We'd probably have more if there weren't laws, neighbors, vet bills, and the hubs.)  I've never imagined anyone breaking in and killing our family pets.  Who could imagine that?

I imagine my pets following the intruder around begging for a treat or bringing over toys with that "play with me" look in their eyes.  Just like Sadie's owners think she probably did until the ransacking began.  Because even dogs know that's wrong.

Or I imagine someone tossing a big juicy steak in and sneaking around while the dogs gorge themselves (like happened to my aunt who lives in the Chicago area many, many years ago).

Did Sadie decide to attack?  Maybe.  Hopefully she did some damage before they did too much to her.

I often worry about my pets being trapped in the house if a fire broke out and perishing but this takes the cake!

My girls are worried about this happening to their best "fur" buddies and are even afraid to have their windows open in their bedrooms.  And they aren't little anymore.

What kind of sicko does this?  And what would this person (or persons) have done if a human being had been home?

I know there are wack-a-doodles out there but this just hit too close to home.

Thanks for listening.  It feels good knowing I could share my thoughts on this.

BTW, the family offered a thousand dollar reward for information helping to find the person or persons who did this and now the community is involved and donations are pouring in to add to the reward.  If the reward goes unclaimed the money will be donated to a local animal shelter.


  1. Oh my goodness! I have chills. I am so sorry for Sadie and her family. My the people who did this rot in hell. RIP Sadie...

    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  2. Oh my goodness! That is horrible! Some people have no conscious! :(

    I hope the family is doing okay?

  3. That is absolutely horrible! I can't believe that. I hope they find those awful people.

    Swimming into Second

  4. That's just horrible. I hope the family is doing okay and the bad guys get caught!

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher
    Endless Pinabilities

  5. Oh no! That is awful! Why would someone do something like that?? I hope they are caught real soon.

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  6. I despise people who hurt or kill helpless loving animals, I hope they get their just reward.

    I don't know if you know the family well but there is a lovely book by Cynthia Rylant called Dog Heaven, it makes a wonderful gift for a family who has lost a dog. It doesn't fill the hole, but helps to ease the grief for a few minutes.


    1. I actually have that book and was thinking about giving them a copy. Great minds think alike!

  7. omgosh!! This totally just brought tears to my eyes!! How can anyone be SOOO inhumane??! :(((

  8. That is so horrible. I'm sitting here crying after reading that article. Some people are just sick. My heart goes out to the family.

    Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher

  9. I read the article. And I cried like a baby. :( :( :(
    This is so sad-I can't stand it.

  10. Thank you, I know the family would appreciate all your kind words and thoughts. I too cried when I read the article.

  11. That is too sad. Some people are so sick these days :( This totally made me cry, too

    Teaching in Paradise

  12. That's so horrible! I'm crying. I feel about my cats they way you feel about your dogs and I can't imagine how it would feel to have someone hurt them. That poor family. I hope something bad happens to the people who did that.
    First Grade Found Me

  13. Oh, that is terrible. I would be devastated if something happened to our beagle. I hope the killers are soon found and brought to justice!

  14. This is so sad that I cried for about a half and hour. The same type of tragedy happened to a friend of mine about 5 years ago. Both of her dogs were tortured and killed. The guy ended up being high, but still. The loss was horrific. I'm praying for you, your kids, your neighbors and your neighborhood.

    Fun in Room 4B

    1. I figured they had to be on something to do something that cruel too.

  15. That is terrible! Poor Sadie :( When we had our house fire,our pets were the first thing on my mind! As I ran up to the house the first thing I said was "Is my dog ok?" Thankfully all of our animals made it out safely! I can't imagine having someone kill a pet while burglarizing the house, how senseless - I hope they get the people that did it!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

  16. That is sickening. I'm not even going to read the article, because things like this make me so sad and angry. People are so heartless. Praying they catch the creeps. Positive thoughts and prayers to the family.

    Third Grade in the First State

  17. Oh my goodness - I am in tears right now. What a bunch of jerks! How could you kill a dog - or anything for that matter. I hope they are caught for sure. :( I will be praying for the family. I am a pup owner too and canot imagine losing them. I am truly sorry for their loss.


    Sprinkles to Kindergarten


Thanks for filling my bucket!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...