Good afternoon my friends~I had planned a lighthearted post this afternoon but I have a warning for all you dog owners. Today, Hubby and I along with Hunter took a drive out in the country to see the destruction of the High Park fire and to support businesses that are trying to stay afloat amidst the devastation. We were traveling behind a long line of cars when I noticed a older man on the side of the road taking photos. The next minute is one I won't forget for a very long time, a moment that still brings me to tears and makes me physically ill. A beautiful black shepherd mix dog ran out into traffic and was hit by a van; we watched the horror of seeing the dog go underneath the van. The lady driving immediately stopped and pulled of the road; the dog got up and hobbled crying towards the gentleman. I am still not sure if it was his dog or a local dog, but hubby said it if wasn't dying it would need to be put down. Another car stopped too and leant a hand; the man who I presume was the owner looked so confused. There were no doors open to his car so I'm just not sure who the beautiful dog belonged to. Thankfully there is a vet nearby and hopefully they were able to get it emergency help. I can tell you I was ill witnessing this and felt compelled not to post my original idea. You may wonder why we didn't get actively involved-sometimes more people make a situation worse and it was clear that there were at least two other cars, directly involved, that were aiding the dog. My caution is that no matter how well trained you beloved dog may be, please don't let them loose on roadways. It truly broke my heart to see this and I can tell you I prayed for the pup, the owner and those involved the whole way home. When it comes to dogs, my heart always breaks when I see one injured; today was no different.
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