A short while ago I witnessed an adult Labrador get hit by a car moving roughly 30-35mph. It was on a busy road that I take on the way home. I watched
as numerous cars attempted, aggressively, to go around this poor dog which was trying to get up on all fours but sadly could not.
As we slowed down (missus was driving) I jumped out of our car and ran to the dog, picked it up in my arms and carried it to the side of the road
where there was some grass. I layed this poor dog down and gently rested it's head on my arm and checked it's collar for name/address ect but
unfortunately found nothing.
I stared into it's eyes and it was almost like he was saying thank you to me.
The reason i'm posting this is because it got me really upset and confused.
A few people had stopped, including the poor lady who accidentally struck it with her car and came to the side of the road where me and this dog were
laying. I stayed for 10 minutes whilst the lady rang the RSPCA but my partner had to go to work so I told the lady that I have to go now, layed the
dogs head gently on the grass and went home.
My missus went to work and I couldn't hold it in any longer. It wasn't my dog but i'm not ashamed to say, I cried for this poor dog and it shocked me.
Why am I
sad. I love animals but I never thought I would be like this. I've seen cats get run over and i've taken them to their owners but I
I've been suffering from depression for 10+ years and maybe that was a part of it but I just felt for this dog and it's owners.
I'm not really sure why i'm even writing this thread but I just needed to get it off my chest I guess.
Has anybody else been in a situaton like this?
What was your reaction when you had time to think?
It got me thinking about death, what happens and all that. What happens to a dogs soul. Is it different from ours... too many questions swirling
around my head...
I sit here now and think how lucky we are to be alive, yet being depressed makes you want the opposite... When this dog was laying with me, I didn't
care about anything other than this poor animal.
Sometimes I wish I had the ET finger and I could've just made him better but now i'm just being silly.
If you see an animal in distress, please don't just drive around it. Help it.
Thanks for listening
(Sorry if I don't get round to replying, i'm not very good with words and i'm sort of browsing the boards and getting some of the chores
around the house done at the same time. I will star the posts as always.)
edit on 20/12/2012 by SilentE because: (no reason