The other day we were driving on the freeway. It was a two lane road in both directions with a grassy media in the middle separating the directions of the traffic. We were enjoying the scenery going east. Going west in the other lane was a white truck with bales of hay in the back of the truck. On top of the hay were TWO DOGS! The wind was blowing and the truck was going about 70 mph. You get the picture….
To make a long story short, one of the dogs stood up and was blown off the truck! My husband was the hero of the day, in my eyes, and turned around the first chance that he had. He stopped our car, and got the wounded dog out of the middle of the freeway! We called on our CB radio trying to alert the white truck that lost the dog! No luck.
Then, we called the police. They were going to send someone out to pick up the dog. In the meantime, we stayed with the dog and tried to keep him calm…He was hurt. Something was wrong with his front leg. He could not stand up on all four legs.
After a half hour passed, a man stopped by and asked if we were OK. I told him about the dog. He said that he would take the dog for medical help.(He was from the local area.) He had recently lost his dog of 16 years, he mentioned. The man worked for the highway department and appeared to be a very caring and concerned person. So, we called the police and told them, about the good Samaritan who was going to help with the dog. He had a truck as well and he put the wounded dog in the front seat of his vechicle. We provided an extra blanket for him to lay on. What a caring individual he was…His love for animals was so evident.
If the owners were not found, I bet that gentleman has a new dog, is taking care of that dog, and giving it a wonderful new home. At least, I hope so….There are angels out there to help when there is a need. I believe that he was an angel in human dress. I felt like I was touched by his spirit forever.
Back to the dog owners, I must admit that I am still upset that anyone in their right mind would ever put a dog in the back of their pickup going 70 mph in the first place. What were they thinking? Why take such risks if you love your pet….I just do not get it!
(I recently thought about giving up my blog, but I can’t do it…It just feels so right to share some of my thoughts along the way…Have a good day….)