Sad to say that Macie has left us. Wednesday she was let out and would not stay around despite us being outside playing as well and me putting her on a leash and making my first attempt to teach her our property boundaries. As Travis, the kids and I went inside Macie was no where to be found. We thought she was just frolicking in the woods and may have been at the time, but a few hours later she was still not back. I left to go to the dump and unfortunately came across a parked cop car at the end of our road with Macie lying in front of his car. She had been hit by a car and it looked like passed away instantly. Since we didn't have her long we have all been fine, even the boys which I was worried about. I actually have felt a huge load off and it's been a bit of relief. I feel guilty saying that but I think she was putting me over the edge as far as how much of a load I could handle. We are not out of the dog market completely. We just won't even think about getting a dog again until Hayden is old enough to know what to do with the dog so it will respond to him and not me. This will probably be 5-6 years from now and that's fine with me. We are relieved to be dogless again, but are sad at how she went. Macie was a good dog and didn't deserve to leave in such an awful way.