These are the 4 shots in sequence.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
For a dog lover, I think one of the worst things you can do is to hit a dog with a car. Many times, there is truly nothing you can do other than stop and hope to find the owner. In my 20+ years of driving, I've hit 3 dogs. Each time, I've come away mad at the owner of the dog. One time, it was a black puppy on a night with no moon and no lighting. I had previously stopped at the house of the owner to give him back his puppies that were playing in the road. When I hit this one and took his poor lifeless body back to the owner – his statement was, "One less to try and find a home for, I guess" – that has stuck with me for the last 15 years.
Last night, I was driving home on a back road. Due to the curves, I was only going about 30 mph when I see a dog running toward the road. I begin to slow down and the dog turns around and heads back into the field. As I am nearing the area where the dog was at, he's nowhere to be seen. Then, all of sudden, the dog bolts out in front of me and I locked down the brakes. Thank goodness no one was behind me. The dog is pushed forward 20 or 30 feet, tumbling the entire time. He gets up and keeps running. I went to get out and the guy (who I assumed was his owner) yells to me, "he's okay, I'll take care of it."
My issue is – why was your dog loose. The county in which I live has a leash/fence law. It's a law that goes unattended as I run into off-leash dogs all the time when I walk the Queen. My biggest fear is Jazz getting loose – I have as many safeguards as I can to prevent it. Protect your dog – keep it within a fence or on a leash.