Earlier today I was sitting at my computer and this woman started yelling, “NO NOOO NO NONONONO OHHMMYYY GOOOOOOODDDD!!!!!!!!!” Rinse repeat, add in some more, yeah. . I was totally transplanted back to Baltimore and didn’t even think, then remembered where I really was. . . Something horrible had just happened to a neighbor. I didn’t know if it was a kid (I could see a school bus) or what. It turns out that this lady’s dog had gotten hit by a car or the school bus. It was lying in the middle of the west bound lane of our road and had obviously been cut along the shoulders as you could see this pink line. I don’t know or want to know what it was.
Eventually other neighbors came out, people had a spade and a trash bag and a sheet. It was awful to watch them try to pick up a dog’s body that was basically not attached totally to its head. Ew. There is a bloody stain on the road.
This reminds me when my mom’s dog was hit when I was in 4th Grade. Emmy was hit by a car, but it was apparently an almost Emmy-shaped bumper because she was still alive and could move. She died later that night, probably from the vet moving her wrong on the x-ray. . . it was horrible.
I am really sad for our neighbor, who I don’t know. . . because we just moved over here and well, it’s awful. I just saw them playing with that dog about 2 days ago. Very very sad. I feel horrible for her, but also, we do live on a VERY busy road and if your dog books it into the street, there is a very high chance that it will be hit by a car. I’m scared about our dog, but we don’t go out the front door with him. . . Percy is horrified of cars and hides, so she’s probably safe. She doesn’t like crossing roads. Cats are a bit smarter. . . sometimes.
Ugh, had to share. It’s gross, gruesome and just. . . unpleasant.
I need to go play with dogs or something and have a happy time today. This was a very sobering morning.
UPDATE: The lady whose dog got hit is actually a coworker. Their department moved into the same office space. . . definitely makes it worse when you know who it was that had this happen.