Ten Points Random

Running over dogs

by on Jan.25, 2009 @ 01:09 pm, under General

No, I didn’t hit any.

I’m note sure what it it.  As I was driving to church today there was a guy walking his son and 3-4 small, white, fuzzy dogs.  (I’m assuming they were Bichon Frisés.)  Anyhow, none of them were on leashes, so they wandered wherever they wanted – including onto the road.  I stopped for one, who thought its walk would be better spent on the other side of the road.  I stared to go again.  Just as I was starting to get up to speed, another dog that had walked on ahead decided it wanted to cross the road too.  Right in front of me!

Since I was keeping a wary eye on it already, I was able to stop just fine, but what is it that possesses people to think it’s okay to take a whole bunch of dogs out, without training or leash, and just let them run around as you “walk” them?  Anyone who was driving with less care/who was driving distracted would have turned that fuzzy creature into a splat on the road.  Admittedly, it’s the driver’s responsibility to watch the road, but even the best driver can’t go from 65 to 0 when something darts out ten feet in front of him.

Anyhow, be sure to keep your dogs on a leash, or don’t scome crying to me when I run it over.

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2 comments for this entry:
  1. Crystal

    Oooooh, that would scare me. I always have to have Jake on a leash, and that is one of the main reasons. Someone I know was watching a friend’s dog when the dog somehow got out on accident. She found the dog and was trying to talk nice and get it to come to her when it decided to dart out into the road and got hit. It was sad.

    (btw, typo, ‘don’t COME crying to me’ not ‘scome’ Hehe)

  2. Jon

    Hehe, I saw the typo and decided I was too lazy to fix it. It adds character.

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