Sorry for your loss and well written story. I'm glad that I never had to experience such an intrusion into my private area, I can only imagine how that'd hurt.
Heartless people who'd replace their dog just for that reason. Seriously?
Not replace it. Train it better to know the difference between a friend and someone that is not suppose to be there. Some dogs play with their intruders. I have a yorkie that would bark his heart out but my Boxer sets the tone with his bark before you even step in.
I know how you feel (a few degrees of it, at least.)
Anyway, good story, well written. I really enjoyed reading it, as painful as the experience was and the outcome. Thank you for sharing your story.
I lost my GPS and XM player when someone broke into our vehicle and took them, and a few other things. Hubby parked on the driveway, shouldn't have. Police had ideas of who did it, but never followed up with us. (A.K.A. I never got my stuff back.)
I really miss my Magellan. Never replaced it. Replaced XM though, of course.
I hope you can get your situation resolved!
Thanks to all that have replied in this thread and in the Support one (Note: The Support thread was made by mistake it was made for this one in specific), it is a sad day for me and my wife still. My wife still can't get some sleep thinking about it, me either. But it is a sad world we live in. My dog is still a pup yet, so thank god it was nowhere near where the thief entered or I would have found her hurt somewhere. Hoping to hop online soon and play some games. If anyone wants to add me feel free to do so. Ill accept the request through my Vita. Please add in the message its from this forum! Bless all of you.