I am sure that you can guess from the title of the post that today we lost D’Argo. Late last night, Irene let him out of the back door an he never came home. When I got up this morning, Irene told me he had not returned so I walked around the block looking for him, but did not find him.
I had been fearing the worst all day and would have been happy to take the day off school to look for him, but Irene said we should go to school. When we came home there was an envelope on our door and, when we opened it, it contained a note and his collar. I was hoping that it was a note from someone saying they had found him but sadly the lady who found him was out jogging on Highway 71 and found him on the road. He had been struck and killed by a vehicle some time in the early hours of Thursday morning, about a half mile from our house.
We never thought that D’Argo would wander so far away from home. He had never gone so far away before and we did not think he would head towards the highway. If we had thought for a moment he was going to head off to the highway we would not have let him out.
After we got the note, we immediately drove over to where the note said we could find him and we picked him up. We wrapped him up in a towel and brought him home. Irene made some calls and we were told to take him to the Humane Society because they can cremate the body. We are going to have a private cremation so that we get his ashes back in a little urn. We also plan to put his little collars with him in the urn and then seal it when we get it back.
Right now, I can not express how had I feel. It is as bad as losing a family member. D’Argo was very much a part of our household and I cannot help but see him everywhere. I will miss not seeing him waiting for me when I get out of the shower or giving him my oatmeal bowl to finish. D’Argo we miss you!!!!