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Today, after breaking up with my boyfriend of 2 years, I was backing out of his driveway when he came running out yelling "STOP!" I thought he wanted to make up so I kept going, until I'd run over his dog. FML

By itsnotyouitsme / Wednesday 20 April 2016 18:54 / United States - San Francisco
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  mariri9206  |  19

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  Rawrshi  |  19

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  pandalover69  |  19

130, How is it not OP's fault?! He told her to stop and she ran over his dog, it is her fault! How is the ex a shitty pet owner for OP's stupidity?? He didn't run his dog over, he told her to stop, it's her fault for assuming the reason he told her to stop. How is it his fault? He didn't know he was going to get dumbed when she got there. The dog probably didn't need to be on a leash.

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  interesting33  |  19

OP should have looked. I get it was probably an upsetting situation and I undertand why OP wouldn't want to stop and would assume the ex was saying stop because he wanted to talk more, but they should have looked around for any cats, dogs, children. I feel sorry for everyone involved - this is a horrible situation.

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  Shlalg  |  19

OP was with him for 2 years. SHE KNEW ABOUT THE DOG. She was at his house, and so had a general idea of if it was inside or outside while she was there breaking up with him. Either way, she knew there was a dog in her vicinity. She was emotional, but she was also in a moving vehicle while somebody yelled STOP. This wasn't an accident, this was her misinterpreting a situation, ignoring a warning, leading to an injury or death of a dog right in front of its owner. OP, good job breaking up with him in person. That was responsibly done. But if that dog is dead, no respect and all the negative feelings for you.

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  Poppleton99  |  19

What if the dog ran out last second? It is completely OP's fault for ignoring him when he yelled at her to stop. Plus, dogs don't need to be on a leash everywhere. For all you know, this could be an outside dog in the countryside.

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  Rawrshi  |  19

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  lantz4levi  |  19

Fuck you yes it is. Where I live the closest road is half a mile away. If there is a vehicle is it most certainly their fault if they hit my dog. It's like hitting a deer. It's not the wood's fault that you hit the deer. It's your fault.

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  Rawrshi  |  19

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  ashbee11790  |  19

It could have possibly been a house that had a fence all the way around it where the dog has free roam all around the house. If that is the set up, and you have to back your car out of the fence then yes, it is her fault for not stopping.

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  Rawrshi  |  19

213 - Apparently. Not sure why people are so against the idea of making sure an animal is secure so these things don't happen. I truly hope they never have to go through having to see an animal die in the road because the owner thought they'd be fine. It's one of the absolute worst things to witness.

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Just one thing- you mentioned it must not be a secure yard because OP was able to drive out; have you ever heard of a gate? It would be very easy to train a dog to not run out of a small space, but I'm sure you knew that due to your clearly extensive knowledge on pet safety :)

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  DoomSkuller  |  19

#183 if your dog is loose that far away, it is definitely YOUR fault. And it is definitely NOT any driver's fault if the dog runs out in front of them too close for them to avoid hitting it. Get over yourself and stop putting undisciplined dogs and their stupid owners on an undeserved pedastal.

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  DoomSkuller  |  19

@Rawrshi I completely agree with you. The dog should have been secure. OP just wanted to get out of there and go home, and from the sound of things was NOT aware of the dog getting loose and behind her car. It was not entirely her fault.

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  KiwiiGames  |  19

Wow. You clearly aren't very good at being level headed. You let a relationship completely take over your actions. People like you who don't care for anyone but themselves in those situations really annoy me.

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  mhersh_59  |  19

If the dog was well behaved and stays in the yard, there is no reason at all why it should be leashed, the fault is entirely OP's, even if it was an accident. The fact that you put blame on the owner is ridiculous.

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  bushpigalois  |  43

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  oomph_fml  |  43

She could've just locked her doors if she was worried about him talking to her or worse. I don't blame her since it was an accident but definitely take this as a lesson to stop regardless.

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  joshszz_fml  |  43

She broke up with him, then ran over his dog because she made an assumption that he wanted to patch up. I live across the world and have no idea who either of them are, but I'm already feeling sad for her ex.

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I agree, OP is being selfish and feeling sorry for herself when it's 100% her fault. The only follow up I need is if the dog is ok, I don't give a damn about OP's feelings about the situation or anything of that sort.

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  Unenunciable  |  30

Also, #10 and 52, you're forgetting an incredibly important point: social ties. If a dog dies, maybe it will be really terrible for the owner, but usually they can move on eventually. It's not like a pack of dogs is going to miss their dead "friend" forever. If a kid dies, on the other hand! I mean, entire extended families and friends can be traumatized by that, and sometimes people never get over it and it tears their souls or families apart. I'm just saying, regardless of individual animal VS human life's "worth", I think it's important to realize that grief over losing a child takes a whole other dimension.

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  xXDemonWolfXx  |  30

I won't say that humans aren't necessarily more important than animals but my pets are more important to me than some random kid yeah I'll try to save him but I won't care nearly as much.

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  ismedrage  |  30

You care about a fucking dog that lives 15 years more then a child who may actually amount to something in life, I like my pets and it is true I would grief over a pet more then a random kid but I would care more that a child died then my pet

By  EwahWeeWah  |  29

That's horrible, and you are too. If a person says stop, don't instantly assume stuff and ignore them. I hope his dog is alive and that you'll pay for its recovery bills if so.

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