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HOMELESS ON STREET

As I was driving to work this morning, I saw this SUV parked on the side of the road, and a man talking on his cell phone while kneeling right next to a very large dog. I pulled over and walked toward him and looked at the dog. He had been run over. It was obvious he had suffered severe internal injuries, but was still alive and suffering terribly. It would be just a matter of time until he would die.

The man was very upset and close to tears, and told me he had run over the dog, and was trying to keep the on coming cars from running over him again.

Finally, he got a hold of somebody and was told that a constable was on his way to help, because this street is a type of highway with no sidewalk or room for a car to safely pull over if need be. There are tall cement borders on both sides of the highway.

I soothed the dog as much as I could, but as much as I hated to, I had to leave because I was already late for work. I don’t know what else happened, but I’m positive the dog didn’t make it.

What an angel this man was, because he could have just continued driving when he ran over the dog, but he didn’t. He placed himself in danger when he pulled over and ran to the dog, and guarded it from being run over again by other cars. Not too many people would do something like that. Both man and dog have been on my mind all day today.

This man was one in a couple of million. How I wish, under different circumstances, I would bump into him again someday, but I know it will never happen.

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moon_shine
Oct. 19th, 2006 04:13 pm (UTC)
you know I think there are more people out there that would do something
then you think I think that deep down there are a lot of good people out there and I am sorry to hear maybe the dog did make it I hope so
((HUGS)) sunshine
playgirl
Oct. 22nd, 2006 08:05 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, thank God there are still many good people in the world.

I don't believe the dog made it because the injuries were too sever.
moon_shine
Oct. 23rd, 2006 11:07 pm (UTC)
well my dearest Savanah I shore hope that he did! and if he did not I hope he did not suffer for long
Love you sweety! :o)
diepunyhuman
Oct. 19th, 2006 04:28 pm (UTC)

I hate seeing lives strewn about the highway. Animals are still living creatures of the earth too.
playgirl
Oct. 20th, 2006 04:05 am (UTC)
Yes, they are living helpless creatures, with all the feelings we humans possess, but sadly, too many people don't have the same feelings about them as you and I do.
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playgirl
Oct. 20th, 2006 03:18 am (UTC)
I'll never understand how some people can be so very cruel. Nothing! Nothing! Infuriates me as much as things like this. I know Huggy Bear, I really know that if I were to ever see someone harm an animal, I'd viciously, and violently attack this person, until I'd have no strenght or breath left in my body.

I only pray, that God will attend to these pieces of shit.

So very sad about those little dogs!
a_phoenix
Oct. 19th, 2006 05:04 pm (UTC)
Yes, he seemes to be a very compassionate person....I wish you had gotten his phone number so you could check on how he is doing.....

Maybe you will recognize his SUV on your way to work again.....If so,....flag him down so he will stop and you can check to see how he is doing.....
neo_prodigy
Oct. 19th, 2006 06:13 pm (UTC)
that's sad.
reading about this man inspires me to try to be a better one; like him. it's a sad tale but thanks for sharing it.
playgirl
Oct. 20th, 2006 04:07 am (UTC)
Re: that's sad.
I don't know why, but I can feel it in my heart, that you already are like that man.
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playgirl
Oct. 22nd, 2006 08:14 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry you had to go through that as a child. I'm so glad you survived your injuries!

I believe God gave all living things, this protective shield, while one goes through that mysterious process called death.

Thank you for reminding me of this, through your own experience, and I hope that poor dog felt the same warmth and peace you described!
Hugs Sweety Pie!
scottj32
Oct. 19th, 2006 10:47 pm (UTC)
Funny you broach this topic. On the way to my friends house yesterday, I was going about 30mph in a residential neighborhood. And I saw two stray dogs on the sidewalk. They looked as if they wanted to cross the street, but didnt, cause they saw me coming... so I kept driving.

Then suddenly, when I was almost parallel with the dogs, one of them leaped out in front of me right beneath my front left tire. Thank god I had just replaced my brakes with brand new ones 1 month ago, or else I may have not been able to stop in time.

So yes, I was able to brake before hitting the dog. But I said to myself... 'My god, its like the dog just wanted to die.'

I mean, I know its an animal that doesnt really know any better, but dang, Im just glad I replaced my brakes. Im a dog lover, so I would have really hung myself if I had killed a dog.
playgirl
Oct. 22nd, 2006 08:46 pm (UTC)
Dogs and cats are very smart, but they and little children, have no idea what damage a vehicle can do to their poor little bodies.

I’m so glad that you were driving at the speed you’re suppose to in a residential neighborhood, and was able to stop in time!
inspectorjury
Oct. 20th, 2006 01:39 am (UTC)
You are a pessimist. You might bump into him. It could happen. The dog may have made it. You need to think in a more positive mode. Or else. LOL
playgirl
Oct. 20th, 2006 03:11 am (UTC)
No, I don't believe so, because this city is way too big, and with too many people.

I'll never forget what I saw, and just recalling the scene, brings a lump to my throat. A grown man crying. A man that can cry, is a good man. He'll always be in my prayers. As for the dog, I don't believe he made it because I saw his eyes, and they were the eyes of death.

I really am getting bad about these things, and am finding it harder and harder to handle.
mckavian
Oct. 20th, 2006 02:03 am (UTC)
People like him are rare.

It always destroys my cynicism and pessimism when I meet them.

sometimes I thoroughly enjoy being proven wrong.
playgirl
Oct. 20th, 2006 03:02 am (UTC)
Sometimes we come to a point in life
Sometimes we come to a point in life when we feel every human being is rotten to the core, but then we bump into people like this man, and we're suddenly filled with hope.
poetpaladin
Oct. 20th, 2006 04:20 am (UTC)
That is so sad. :(

A couple of weeks ago, a dog ran into the street and I almost hit him with my truck! Luckily I hit the brakes.
playgirl
Oct. 22nd, 2006 07:53 pm (UTC)
I'm so relieved you were able to stop in time. There are so many who don't even try!
purplevenus
Oct. 20th, 2006 05:53 am (UTC)

I just went through this. There was a dog on the freeway, and I stopped, pulled over, and tried to get him to come. He ran into traffic and was hit in the hindquarters. He kept going and ran in the opposite direction of traffic. I've looked everywhere for the dog, the police, animal shelters, 24 hour emergency vets. He seems to be gone. I'm glad I'm not alone.
playgirl
Oct. 22nd, 2006 08:53 pm (UTC)
I've gone through that, also. More so than ever, because we have a new law that all pets must be micro-chipped, or else we're fined $2,000 per pet!!

What this has caused is, that many people don't want to bother, or can't afford it, so they abandon the poor dogs, only to suffer and be run over.

I hope that little dog you tried to save made it! I'm so glad that you care for animals!
nahele_101
Oct. 20th, 2006 06:38 am (UTC)
keep the message he passed onto you...and hold onto that.

playgirl
Oct. 22nd, 2006 08:58 pm (UTC)
I'm sure he passed a message not only to me, but to many who saw him that day.

What a wonderful human-being!
fourcorners
Oct. 21st, 2006 06:43 am (UTC)
What a decent guy. He should have run over something deserving, like a drug dealer, instead of a helpless doggie
playgirl
Oct. 22nd, 2006 07:55 pm (UTC)
But then the poor driver would have been in big trouble with the law, and the drug dealer would have sued the city.

I try to post something along those lines that happened in this city recently. Had to do with two Border Patrol men, and a drug dealer!!

i_stareatyou
Oct. 22nd, 2006 03:44 am (UTC)
I don't get it.
i_stareatyou
Oct. 22nd, 2006 03:44 am (UTC)
Excuse me. Append that, I don't get you. No offense.
playgirl
Oct. 22nd, 2006 07:50 pm (UTC)
I know you mean no offense, but could you tell me what it is that you don't get me?
i_stareatyou
Oct. 24th, 2006 12:08 am (UTC)
Bah. Just did a search for people who like jazz. I think my question was answered by a closer look at the personal info page.

I've a recent interest in women who carry a chip, so to speak - had my face ground into the pavement by a couple of 'em in the last year - so I'm looking for a better understanding.
playgirl
Oct. 24th, 2006 04:20 am (UTC)
Well, I like jazz, too, but I like a lot of other things, like listening. Want to be LJ friends?
i_stareatyou
Oct. 24th, 2006 11:39 am (UTC)
Sure.
inode_finder
Oct. 22nd, 2006 12:54 pm (UTC)
sorry...
call the local vet or local police to find his name.
post in crag list.

yea, it was cool he stopped and protected the dog .
playgirl
Oct. 22nd, 2006 08:57 pm (UTC)
Re: sorry...
What makes this man such a special human-being, is the fact that where he was parked, on the right side, there was an incredible curve, which made the on coming cars impossible to see him. He really placed himself in grave danger.
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