Do you really think you're not responsible for your dog's death? You poor stupid Dip. Furthermore, why should you think the driver should have stopped after hitting your dog? What was that going to accomplish? The driver doesn't owe you an apology. If anything you owe the the driver one for letting your dog out on the road.I frankly am a lover of animals. I live in the city limits and had a dog. She came everywhere with me, I took her to work with me everyday. unfortunately, I let her out to use the restroom at my work and some a**hole hit her and didn't even stop. I let my dog out that doesn't mean I was neglecting her. We now have a new puppy, and I will be damned if someone is going to tell me I can't. My next door neighbor even has a dog who is the most annoying creature on the planet. But that's his right.
I can't say I've ever hit someone's dog but I doubt I would stop if I did. If anything, I would be afraid of risking a nasty confrontation (or worse) with some hysterical pet owner. Since you got a new puppy, do yourself and everyone else a favor and keep it on a leash.