Yay! We finally have our Boston girl, Caitlin! It was a four drive up (8 hour round trip). The way up was fine, just a little crankiness from our daughter. Then we get there and the baby wet her pants. So anyway, we meet Catey and she is the most beautiful little girl. So we scooped her up and headed home. Well, we got pulled over for speeding and got a $145.00 ticket.....then you won't believe this..we hit a dog. We were on a dark road and it just jumped out of nowhere, there was no time to stop. It just tore my husband apart. We felt so bad, but there was nothing we could do. Gosh I wish people would keep tabs on their animals. Then there was a horrible stench all the way home. We thought it was the dog passing gas! But when we got into town we realized the baby pooped her pants (she's two and is almost potty trained, so she wears undies.) But now we're home and everything's great. I'll post pics tomorrow!
I'm happy for you and your new pup! You can now complete both your pup and daughter's 'potty training' together! The trip must have been a bit long for such a tiny person. Pity about the dog on the road... It's so sad! Post some pics - we'd love to see our new friend!
The dog that was hit? I saw it for a split second, and it looked like a brown Pit Bull. And I saw he had a pal on the side fo the road. That is what is also upsetting, his friend had to see that. It's just so awful and ironic. We hit a dog on our way back from getting a dog. I would of tried to check on him, but we had our daughter with us, and I don't think my husband could of handled it. Yeah, that's my Chi, pimpy. Catey really loves my husband, she's sleeping on him right now.
Congratulations on your new puppy. She is very cute. What did you name her?
How sad though for the owners of the dog that got hit. I hope that someone eventually stopped along the road to see if they could help that poor dog. I don't think that I could just drive away after striking an animal, whether I was in a hurry to get home or not.
We hit a Beagle dog one time, on a country lane. He was running through the woods, from one side of the road to the other. By the time we saw him, it was too late to stop and avoid hitting him. But we did go back and pick him up. We brought him to the next house we saw, which happened to be his owner. Theysaid they would seek the medical attention for him, but I will never forget the sound of the Beagle's body hitting the bottom of the car. It was a terrible thud and will haunt me for life.
It's not that we were in a hurry to get home. We already picked up our girl, we had plenty of time then. I wasn't going to subject my daughter and crying husband to a dead dog. Trust me, it wasn't going to be pretty. There was a car behind us. But thank you for laying your "oh gosh, I just don't think I could do it" on me.
Sorry about your accident. I would've stopped after hitting the dog. I'd want someone to do the same thing if they hit Oakely (not that she is ever out running around at night). Here in NY it's against the law to hit a dog and leave without trying to contact the owners. It has to be hard to enforce though.
Well though it is a sad thing they hit the dog and didn't go back.
I don't see why you are all jumping on her for that.
It was a country road. Nine times out of ten the dogs were probably dumped and no one is looking for them.
Plus the fact that unless they hit and killed the dog instantly the dog probably go up and ran off.
Are they suppost to take a two year old out in dark fields with no light and try and find this dog.
Not to meantion if the dogs were even friendly or not.
Now I would have at least stopped to see if the dog was in the road and if so moved it, but I defently wouldn't have go out looking for it.
It is against the law in a lot of states to hit a dog and not stop, but like someone said it is very hard to inforce.
Oregon is that way, you must stop if you hit a dog, but not if you hit a cat.
I have never hitten a dog. Just two cats which were on country roads. The one I found the owners and they were going to take it out back and shot it. Instead of taking it to the vets to be euthenized. The other one the cat ran off, but I told the owner and she was like ok I'll check on him when I go out to the barn later. She didn't really seem to care that her cat had just been run over and could have internal bleeding.
So the owners of those dogs might not even be looking for them (if dumped), or they most likely will just except the way of a country road life. You let your animals run, sooner or later they more then likely will be come road kill.
I agree with Langniappe and Reevka - a dark road with an emotionally upset husband and two-year old child is no place to stop. Unfortunate as it may sound, these things happen. If the dogs had a loving family, they would not have been out on that road anyway. If I were to hit an animal (God forbid!) I'd also assess the situation first. Is it safe to stop and assist the animal, or will I get my throat slit or my car hi-jacked? Reevka didn't have to mention the dog that was run over, but she was clearly upset. The fact that they didn't stop does not make them ogres.