17 January 2005 @ 01:27 pm
Through blurred eyes...  
Last night, less than 24 hours before she was to leave Iraq, Connor was hunted down and euthanized.



I'm so sorry, baby girl. We tried to give you the best life we could...
You were more than just a dog.

Much love from Jeff and Sara.


To everyone who gave money and offered support, thank you so much. I wish things were different.

[Editor's Note: Here's something Jeff wrote; partly to send into The Void and partly to share with you]

I'll Miss You

We found you at six weeks old. Not much more than five pounds, you lived on potted meat and long life milk. It was all we had. You grew into a little puppy, an Iraqi dog with an Irish name from Boon Dock Saints. For all the times you ran away, dug holes incessantly, pissed and puked all over my bed, you ran to me as fast as you could when I whistled for you. It was those times that I loved you the most. I’m sure you’re with my friends and brother in Heaven and you’re yelping and whining to come down from your cloud. Someday Connor, someday I’ll play with you again. Good-bye…. I hope you remember me when you hear me whistling.


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Germ Tall: sepiajaymeslownewsday on January 17th, 2005 02:52 am (UTC)
Oh my god, that puppy is precious. I am so sorry this happened. My thoughts are with you.
(Anonymous) on January 17th, 2005 01:42 pm (UTC)
Connor

Dear Sara,

This took the breath out of me. I'm so sorry. I know how much you love
Connor... And I know Connor knows how much you loved him too.

If there's anything I can do to make the pain a bit less, let me know.

Love,
Bobby
M: nameercutio on January 17th, 2005 03:15 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry, Sara. I know you loved her. And, if it's anything, Connor must have known it, too.

Good girl, Connor. Good girl, and good-bye.
zezu on January 17th, 2005 04:18 am (UTC)
I'm just speechless. Utterly utterly shocked. How this is not cruelty is beyond me. It doesn't help that he looks SO MUCH like Gabriel, down to the paws and tail.

Some other dogs will be helped with the money... good for them and theirs, and indirectly all of us.

I love you so much; hang in there.
very silent mousesilent_mouse on January 17th, 2005 04:29 am (UTC)
I'm in shock.. I feel so sorry for her and for you.
My heart goes out for you, wish there was something I could do..
lightmusiclightmusic on January 17th, 2005 04:35 am (UTC)
Conner
*hugs* to you and a virtual shoulder to bury your head to do what you need most.

Why!!? preceeds frustation then anger.

Remembered pain from similar experiences.

What does not kill you makes you stronger, while true, rings hollow right now.

all my love and prayers
dot dot dot: sadagentelrond on January 17th, 2005 04:40 am (UTC)
But...why??

(I'm so sorry for your loss...and the loss of all who loved Connor.)
Helen Casperhelenangel on January 17th, 2005 05:03 am (UTC)
I'm so, so sorry for you. =( -hugs-
tongodeon on January 17th, 2005 05:04 am (UTC)
I'm wondering why they created this policy. Were dogs barking and attracting insurgents? Were they playing fetch and accidentally bringing home IEDs instead of their stick? Does Rumsfeld just hate puppies?
セラ・カスタイン: Puppydogitsacountry on January 17th, 2005 05:17 am (UTC)
No, no, and possibly.

In this case, some moron was probably hitting one with a stick, and he got bitten. They made a general order to put them all down.
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zezu on January 17th, 2005 05:28 am (UTC)
here are some pictures

I am so proud of Tyler



I told him exactly what happened to Connor. He ran to make a card... and put $21 inside! That's a huge chunk of his piggy bank. I explained that the thought was the most important part. So then he thought and drew this message; the front is a scene from his current comic idol.

Also for your enjoyment find some old pictures of you and Tyler. Yes, he's getting some hot chocolate today in honor of his self motivated kindness.




セラ・カスタインitsacountry on January 17th, 2005 06:10 am (UTC)
Re: here are some pictures
Wow... you made me start crying again, bugger all!

Here's a *BIG HUG* for Tyler, and one million thank-you kisses.
Hummingwolf: twohummingwolf on January 17th, 2005 05:31 am (UTC)
Oh no. You have my sympathies and all the virtual hugs you can stand. I'm so sorry for you, for Connor, for all the ones who love her.
Kat: Tearskrikketgirl on January 17th, 2005 06:01 am (UTC)
I am so sorry, Sara. I have nothing to say except that I am so, so sorry.
Maximillian Amadeus Banzai: Reachingbanzai on January 17th, 2005 06:16 am (UTC)
I, too, am so very sorry, Sara. Words fail.
springinautumn on January 17th, 2005 06:20 am (UTC)
I don't have any words............ Just a sigh.......
Jennnnnnnn: Color Bars are sexyjenvargas on January 17th, 2005 06:21 am (UTC)
Tear :* (
THAT'S EFFED UP. Thoughts with you and Jeff..
tallman1 on January 17th, 2005 06:26 am (UTC)
Sorry
Sara, I'm so sorry for your loss. Especially when you know of no good reason for this to have been done. Some of us who have lost precious pets in our lives know how you are feeling, but I also know that doesn't help you right now. But you do know where to do go for the peace that passes all understanding.

Know that we are thinking of you and praying for you daily. Stay safe in His hands.
patron saint of feline ruckussaint_magenta on January 17th, 2005 06:41 am (UTC)
ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!



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*(((hugs and hugs again)))*

sometimes life just doesn't make sense but somehow it's (hopefully sposed) to all work out.


connor's in heaven, maybe even chasing soap bubbles blown by some cheerful saint with our old girleen, applalachia.
zonneschijn on January 17th, 2005 06:55 am (UTC)
That's so unfair. I'm so sorry, Sara. :( *hugs*
wild_celt on January 17th, 2005 07:01 am (UTC)
For what it's worth, I'm sorry too, Sara.
Your own personal wrang-wrangdarth_spacey on January 17th, 2005 07:47 am (UTC)
Aw, crap. I'm so sorry.
Ancora Imparomacabre_grrl on January 17th, 2005 07:59 am (UTC)
no no no no no......my eyes are welling up.

I was thinking about her last night. How she was so cute and wondering where she was.....how could they do that?!

I am so sorry.
Aaronamftx on January 17th, 2005 08:14 am (UTC)
I'm sorry. :(
laura: nicolookalikelaurawxx on January 17th, 2005 08:57 am (UTC)
I talked to Tyler (wahhambulance) yesterday on the phone on my way home and we were talking about this...

We are both very sorry for your loss. We are working on the best care package known to man for you and it's in the works as we speak...

Just remember, I know higher forces at work with stavesacre.com :)
セラ・カスタイン: Puppydogitsacountry on January 18th, 2005 10:17 pm (UTC)
I teared up when I first read this. Thank you so much. Thanks for keeping an eye on Tyler, too.
Jeffjeffreyab on January 17th, 2005 09:03 am (UTC)
Big Hug!

Well you did your best and probably gave Connor the best time of her life.

nova_starrnova_starr on January 17th, 2005 09:30 am (UTC)
the hunter is very, very sorry that it happened.

that being said, who is the person responsible?
セラ・カスタインitsacountry on January 17th, 2005 09:00 pm (UTC)
It's the CFR guy that I'll be physically holding Jeff back from if we ever see him.
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Pennylanelucky17pennies on January 17th, 2005 09:31 am (UTC)
*cries*

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