Thursday, April 15, 2010
Last night, I had a horrible experience, from which I learned a few things. I was taking out the trash with my son and 1 1/2 year old dog, Diamond. She usually does not come outside unleashed, since there is no fence, but last night she did. Well, she ran into the street, and was hit by a van, which did not stop. She was on the other side of my car, so I could not see her, but I heard her cries. I did not want to look, my son bent to grab her, but she came hobbling around my car straight to me. My son, then ran after the van. Several people came out of houses and businesses, to see what had happened. I thanked them for their concern, and brought her upstairs. Her leg was bent and she was bleeding. I was able to find a vet's office, that was open after hours and also close by. Luckily, Diamond's leg is not broken and she should recover, fine.
Now for what I learned, #1, she must ALWAYS be on a LEASH. #2, I have great neighbors. Also, just because my son doesn't walk her regularly, he does care for her a great deal. He couldn't understand why someone who clearly hit an animal, wouldn't stop. I purchased Diamond for my daughter, the animal lover. But I was the one who cried, all the way to the vet's office. I felt the tears coming, and for this reason, I made the trip alone. I never expected to have any emotional attachment to her, whatsoever, boy was I wrong.
Today, I am grateful that she is going to be okay, and that I discovered this terrific website, that let's me share my life experiences. Thanks for reading,