Well, not really, but it sure feels like I did. I surely had my part in it. This beautiful, sweet terrier was young and healthy on Thursday of last week when I found her wandering in an alley near our home.
She's dead tonight, Monday, put out of existence by an overly efficient and overtaxed animal control system, by an owner who failed to step forward and save her, by pitbull regulations that seem deeply flawed, and by… me. Someone who was trying to do the right thing, but ended up failing her like everyone else. I'll never know her name, but I'll never forget her.
I was going to write much more about this, but I don't know that there's much more to say. The wife and I are rather upset, but we're glad this girl will never be hurt again.