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I was home from college this weekend and sitting on the back porch enjoying a Sam Adams with my dad. My moms Yorkie puppy was playing out in the yard with my lab, all of a sudden we hear a screech overhead look up and see a hawk diving down toward "sweetie." In a flash the dog was airborne in the talons of the hawk, yapping her little head off. My mom saw he whole thing from the kitchen window and came outside with tears streaming down. I went to console her, there was not anything I could do for her so I decided to take her inside, while I was going my dad called me over and said bring me another beer I am about to celebrate that yapping little f*cker's departure. I still cannot believe that my dog "bruce" did not do anything to save "sweetie." I do not know if I will ever get over it.
 

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Omg i am so sorry thats horrible. Im tearing up now just from reading it. Im so so sorry. I couldnt imagine what i would do if that happened right in front of me.
 

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Holy ****. I know that happens and I'm always afraid it could happen to one of my tiny dogs, but I've never heard about it from someone directly. I'm assuming Sweetie hasn't been found. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> I'm so sorry. It's made me tear up also just thinking about what happened to her.<br><br>
I can't believe the way your dad reacted.
 

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That's so horrible, I'm sorry for you and your dog <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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I'm so sorry! That's just awful! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hug:">
 

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How awful and gut wrenching! So sorry for you and your mom.
 

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That sounds like a nightmare to have witnessed and your dad is horribly insensitive. >_< Really sorry about your mom's puppy. Hoping it was released by the hawk and found somewhere. I have no words for how horrible it must be to lose your dog in such a way and can only imagine how you and your mother are feeling.
 

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I'm sorry about the loss of your Mom's puppy. This isn't the sort of thing you normally think might happen, especially when you and another large dog are nearby. Maybe your lab couldn't reach them in time.<br><br>
There is a Candle Ceremony held at 10 pm, Eastern (United States) time, Mondays, and on the second Sunday of every month at 3 pm(?). People participating remember their own animal companions, those of other people, and animals in general. I will remember Sweetie tonight.
 

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Thanks guys my dad hated that dog because it constantly bit him and would not let him sit beside my mom if she was in her lap. The dog was never found, however my mom has sought out revenge and has sat on our back porch with a shotgun constantly since then waiting for the hawk. She shot one bird but it was only a crow.
 

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Perhaps try to stop your mother's bird kill revenge plan? It won't help her get over losing her dog to take another animal's life.<br>
Sorry for your loss. That must have been an awful shock.
 

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Wow, that's crazy. I didn't realize birds could do that! I'm very sorry.
 

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I'm sorry that happened to you, your mom and the yorikie. Your dad is an ass. Even if he didn't like the dog, to say that when your mom was so upset is inexcusable. At least she had you with her.
 

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Wow, that's crazy. I didn't realize birds could do that! I'm very sorry.</div>
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Oh, yes.<br><br>
A long time back my g/f at the time had a Devon-Rex cat. Said cat attacked a crow. The crow picked the cat up and carried it as high as it could (not high enough to do harm, happily) before dropping it.
 

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Thanks guys my dad hated that dog because it constantly bit him and would not let him sit beside my mom if she was in her lap. The dog was never found, however my mom has sought out revenge and has sat on our back porch with a shotgun constantly since then waiting for the hawk. She shot one bird but it was only a crow.</div>
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I'm not sure if this is a serious post or not but if it is you need to talk to your mom. Killing innocent animals is NOT going to bring her dog back. It's also incredibly dangerous (and possibly illegal) especially if she has neighbors.
 

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Thanks guys my dad hated that dog because it constantly bit him and would not let him sit beside my mom if she was in her lap. The dog was never found, however my mom has sought out revenge and has sat on our back porch with a shotgun constantly since then waiting for the hawk. She shot one bird but it was only a crow.</div>
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Both of your parents have terrible issues with animals and ought to not get anymore and just let them be. Why is that crow's life less valuable than her dog's? What she did is worse than what the hawk did. The hawk needed to eat. Your mom is just killing innocent life out of spite.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Doktormartini</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3096768"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Wow, that's crazy. I didn't realize birds could do that! I'm very sorry.</div>
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Oh yeah, the Golden Eagles where I live kill sheep regularly. They don't pick them up and fly off with them, they land on their back, dig in and drive a talon into the heart area to kill them.
 

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I grew up way out in the boonies of both Washington State and Alaska. After having naive pets with no real survival instincts, other than playing and waiting for feeding time, killed by everything from racoons to coyotes, you learn to be pretty cautious. I even had a neighbor whose fairly large lab got killed by an opportunistic pack of wolves.<br><br>
You certainly feel helpless in such situations. Do what you have to do to protect your pets, and yourself for that matter, but don't be too angry at the bird. Not that it provides much comfort, but it was just doing what birds of prey do. Every meal it will ever have comes in the form of an unsuspecting animal, whether it be a pet who would have otherwise lived a long and happy life or a bottom of the food chain wild mouse that is unlikely to get anywhere near old age.<br><br>
Also take the law into consideration. I understand the desire to shoot it, but I would advise caution if your mom intends to sit outside taking shots at it. I don't know of many places where it isn't illegal to shoot or even harass birds of prey, and many hawks are protected species on top of that. That means jail time and a criminal record, not just a fine or something.
 
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