This is one of the most unfortunate stories that we’ve had to write about, as this little boy and his dog experienced one of the most horrific events that a family could ever go through. This story takes place in Michigan, where a child’s love for his pet led to a truly tragic occurrence.
Gage was outside playing one Saturday night, when his dog Stitch made the fateful decision to run out into the street. When the animal dashed out of the family’s yard and into the street, Gage took off after him and did not bother to look both ways to see if there were any oncoming cars.
Sadly, Gage and Stitch were both struck by the same driver, who was a 69 year old woman that was driving sober. She was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol when the accident took place and we can only imagine the level of pain and guilt she feels for what has taken place.
Gage and Stitch were declared dead and their family was left to mourn their loss after this senseless tragedy. We cannot understand why bad things must happen to good people and our hearts go out to the family members that they left behind.
This last photograph of the two together serves as a fitting epitaph and we hope that this dynamic duo is resting in peace. With any luck, the two are spending their days together in Heaven, where the sun is always shining and no game of fetch is too tiring.
Please share this story with your friends and family members, so that awareness can be raised about the importance of keeping your dogs penned in. Avoiding tragedies like these in the future is very important, so be sure to post this story on your Facebook news feed.