"Car ride!" turns to crash
A few weeks ago Tilda and I were running errands; a mundane Wedsneday. We were about one mile from our exit ramp as light flurries had just begun to coat the highway.
One moment we're jammin' to the radio. The next moment "Black ice" has us spun completely sideways. I try to correct the wheel, but we fishtail violently. Wide-eyed, I peer through the driver's side window as we barrel towards a creek-bed. My "OH SH*T!" meter is officially maxxed out. I raise my my shoulder in an attempt to brace for impact.
My truck rolls through the air like Paris Hilton hopping in and out of beds. A few seconds later, the ride is over. Instantly I call out for Matilda. No response. The cab windows have disintegrated. I climb out to face my ultimate fear, a pup severed/pinned by the truck.
Miraculously, she had been ejected and ran across six lanes of highyway (witness told me). I was grateful but heartbroken. She hadn't been micro chipped and she didn't have a ID tag on her collar.
I thank God I found her and we walked away unscathed. I just wanted to share an important lesson I learned; the hard way.
CHIP YOUR DOG/ID TAG ON THE COLLAR
LEAVE THE LEASH ON THE HOUND DURING RIDES
CONSIDER DOG RESTRAINTS OR AIR KENNELS