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Teal My Love, Memories of a Fateful Day

Updated on March 5, 2011

My Regret

Teal, my beautiful friend,

liver and white with such a caring face.

Deep brown eyes, as if covered in chocolate,

If only I had obeyed, and not been in that place.

You see, I was told not to let you in the car

but seeing you running in my rear view mirror,

I was afraid you would be killed on the road.

Instead you faced the wrath of another horror.

I remember that afternoon oh so well,

where a trip into town became a day of terror.

Teal, my love, coat as soft as silk

Please forgive me my ways of error.

I lifted you into the car, onto the back seat,

not knowing what calamity I would meet,

For around the corner, there he stood

Shotgun in hand, face red in temper, the colour of blood.

"Get that dog out of the car", his anger increased,

He drew back his finger to pull that trigger,

A sense of achievement and power upon his face,

Your eyes full of pain as the bullet drove home,

Between the eyes in that lovely kind face.

You fell to the floor, and I could do nothing,

He took you away before the shopping.

To be thrown in a skip, left their to rot

not even a burial for my little dog.

Please forgive me Teal, but more so my God

For being so week, not able to speak

Or stand up and be reckoned with

which I should of done,

For Teal my love you where strong.

Only two years old, full life ahead

Memories now are all I have,

because you are dead.

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    • thebluestar profile imageAUTHOR

      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Thank you for your support as ever Leelee, I don't know what I would do without you. You are truly a friend.x

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      Mrs. J. B. 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      Why you did not take that damn sledge hammer to "arse" I will never know. OHHHH that hateful man.... I will still come kick his tail if you'd like. POOR TEAL..... I CRIED!!!

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      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Yes Leelee, Glenn did end Teals life more to prove a point, but I hate to admit it but I took a sledge hammer to his car bonnet 2 days later, just to prove a point lol

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      Mrs. J. B. 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      OH do not tell me that Glenn did this... Well me Iri-lish is going to come in very handy then. Because I will be heading to Ireland to kick some tail...That low life SOB This kind of stuff really irks me to no end. OHHHHH I am so angry....

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      Peg Cole 

      7 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Hard to imagine what you must have gone through. You poor dear. And poor little Teal. Horrible.

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      Genna East 

      7 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Blue, what a tragic, poignant story. I am so relieved you are no longer with this man; he would undoubtedly have ended up seriously hurting you as well. Peace and love, Blue!

    • thebluestar profile imageAUTHOR

      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Hi Diana, thank you for your comment. My ex husband wasn't like that when I met him, this only started about 8 years into our marriage. He became such a stranger to all of the family. There is still no explanation for his behaviour. However, if past boyfriends can be noted, one of them did become a monk after seeing me lol

      ariasnote I hate cruelty to animals too, and if I see anything like that I normally step into action usually getting myself into hot water. But my ex had such control over me I was afraid to do anything for my sins.

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      ariasnote 

      7 years ago

      What a horrible thing... the way your dog died. I am so sorry! Made me want to cry, as I could picture it all. What a rotten scoundrel to be even able to contemplate such a deed! I hate that type of cruelty to animals and especially to ones beloved pet! Your poem hit home, being very descriptive. You dog sounded lovely.

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      Diana L Pierce 

      7 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      A terrible thing to have happened, I understand why he's your ex. Anyone that could do that to a dog wouldn't think twice about hurting people. Voted up, good hub out of a bad experience.

    • thebluestar profile imageAUTHOR

      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Hi b. thank you for passing by, that time in my life was very hard, but I moved on to find a little bit quieter life until recently with Craig. But they do say 'what doesn't kill us makes us stronger' don't they?

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      b. Malin 

      7 years ago

      Oh BlueStar, I am speechless, that was so terrible, and the fear that poor little animal must have felt. I am so sorry, thank God you divorced that Man. Hopefully little Teal knows that, and is resting in Peace. LOL.

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      WillStarr 

      7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      I'm glad to see the 'ex' in front of husband.

      He's a very sick man.

    • thebluestar profile imageAUTHOR

      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Once again thank you for your comment Bill, we seam to use the computer at the same times. I wish this situation had been of a different nature, but you see the dog was mine and the executioner, my ex husband. He wanted to keep his car clean and not get dog hairs on the seats and I disobeyed him.

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      WillStarr 

      7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Unhappy owner?

      I had a similar experience with a neighbor whose male lab answered nature's call to a stray female in heat who had taken up residence in my yard. He was angry because he thought his lab was disloyal.

      Happily, he calmed down when I explained the reason his dog was hanging around my house.

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