Hey everybody, I just wanted to write a quick letter to all of you since you've all been so kind to me through the years. Yesterday, around noon, my little 2 year old rat terrier got outside when my son, Tyler opened the door. We were putting up our Halloween decorations, and Tyler wanted to come out and see them. My dog, who's very, very fast, ran outside to play and I could not catch him. He's done this before, where he runs out and around, but he always comes back within 5 minutes, and he always stays on our street, away from traffic. Yesterday, he decided to be adventurous and go out to play on Union. My dog, who weighs 16 pounds, had made it across Union and was starting to come back when he saw me. He looked into my eyes and started to run back to me. All the traffic stopped to let him pass. Everythign was going to be fine. But then a car from the back of the line decided he didn?t' want to wait, and he pulled out and aroudn everybody who was a stop. He ran over my dog, hitting him in the head and killing him. The thing that gets me is the fact that the guy did not slow down, even AFTER he had hit poor little Charley. When I got Charley back to the house, he started breathing again, and his heart started up. My neighbors, being the good people that they are, took Charley and I to the emergency Vets. On the way there, Charley fought bravely and heroically. He struggled for breath, so my neighbor's brother in law gave him mouth to mouth while I massaged his little heart. He could barely blink his eyes or twitch his ears. We pulled up to the vets place, and I picked him up to take him inside, and poor little Charley died in my arms, breathing his last breath while looking into my eyes. His little body could not take it any more, and had he lived, I'm sure he would have been in a lot of pain, and probably paralyzed. I actually think his little neck was broken from the impact. This has been a very, very trying month for my family as our 3 year old son, Tyler, nearly died on us last week due to a bad reaction to some prescribed medication, and now our little puppy is gone. Please keep us in your prayers and thoughts as I honestly don't know how much more of this my family can take. Thank you all for listening. I needed to get this out there one time because I've been reliving the scenario constantly ever since I saw it happen. If I'm a little distant, now you'll know why. Thank you again, for being my friend and for letting me share my loss with you.