Good Morning ATS from CA, USA. I don't often create Threads, lol, mostly cause I'm not very good at it, but this was a story I felt I wanted to
share. First I will tell you guys what happened, and then if you care to read further, my reaction to what happened.
My Dad is 75 years old, and lives with me. For the most part he is in good health, but for the past year has had some "issues" with his brain
function. Everyday he takes our 2 dogs, Bonnie, a pitbull mix, and Rosie, our little terrior for a walk. Last weds. while walking the dogs he had some
kind of "episode" and went down, a nieghbor saw this and called 911.
The first person to arrive on the scene was a police officer, while he was trying to help my Dad Bonnie bit his leg, she's a very sweet dog, but she
was trying to protect my Dad I guess. Soon after this the paramedics and animal control arrive on the scene, take my Dad to hospital and pick-up the
I get a frantic call from my sister, who was contacted by our property manager telling me what was happening, she was at the hospital already and told
me to call animal control, my Dad was stable at this point, and was worried about the dogs. I call and talk to this very nice man who tells me he will
bring the dogs home within the hour. He explains to me that usually a dog would be quarentined for biting someone, but that the police officer
requested that not happen in this case, lol, I guess he even made a joke he'll get some new pants, cause Bonnie tore his.
Tears are rolling down my checks when I think about the kindness so many people showed our family that day.....THANK-YOU....from the bottom of my
heart. My Dad is home and doing well, the dogs were sooo happy to see him ! Today I'm going to find out who this officer was and send him a
Thank-you letter, maybe I should make him some cookies too.....
I have been pretty outspoken about my mistrust for cops and government agencies, but "GOD", that's what I call him anyways, really humbled me with
this whole experience. There really are some very nice people in this world, and this cop, and the animal control guy here are two of them !!
LOL...oh...one last thing...my Dad, a muscian / pool champ....he still wins alot of tournaments and can bring down the house , wanted to go out a play
the same night night he got home......I managed to get him to stay home and take it easy, at least for that night ! Have a great day guys....thanks
for reading our story......