I hit a dog today.
So let me explain the full story,
Kodi went to the vet today to get an ugly looking lump removed off the side of her face. Naturally I'd been worrying about her all day, her being 13 and going under anaesthetic.
So I pick her up late today, she's a little bit groggy still but I put her in my car and get her to lay down.
We're about a third of the way home and she starts whinning and trying to get up. I'm talking to her trying to keep her calm. Then I smell this god awful smell.
She's done a crap in my car!
She's obviously not happy about it either and trying to get away from it and I'm assuming she's a bit embarrased.
We keep going as i'm only about 10 minutes if that from home. It's getting on dusk (have my headlights on). I go down a steep hill which also has a left hand sweeping corner. I'm only doing about 60k's. The speed limit is 100.
Out of the bush comes this dog onto my side of the road. Right in front of me. All I have time to do is break, hard! I thought about swerving but it was veering towards the other side of the road too so I didn't.
I hear a thud followed by a yelp. If that's not one of the worst noises in the world to hear I don't know what is.
I think I was only doing about 10 k's and hour when I hit it. Not sure what type of dog it was. About the size of a small kelpie.
I pull up and get out of my car and it runs off down the road and up a driveway. I get back in my car and drive off after it. I have to wait for some cars to go before I turn in the driveway. The driveway splits in to two with no sign of any houses as they are obviously set a fair way back in the woods somewhere.
I can't see the dog anywhere.
It's at this point I decide to leave and go home. I have my poor old dog in the car who's still a bit groggy and out of it and has crapped in my car and has now just been jostled around from me having to break so hard to try not to hit a dog that i've seen out on this same road two times before.
I'm angry at myself for hitting it and angry at it's owners for being so careless and irresponsible for letting it roam a windy road at all hours.
What I want to know is what anyone else in this situation would do.
Sorry for the long post but it's just been a crap day and I needed to vent.
If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them. ~Phil Pastoret