September 18, 2008
2008 is the year that just keeps giving.... We have three dogs, Dot, Red, and Quasi. We had five, but one died earlier this year of natural causes, she was older than Moses... And another was run over in the road. This morning as Patrick, my fourteen year old, was waiting on the bus a neighbor came by. Without slowing down, swerving, or even STOPPING, he ran over our dog Quasi. In front of Patrick. Patrick loves his dogs, and this was a bit much for him to deal with.
He came back inside and told me what happened, I was in the shower and told him that I would be there as soon as possible. After hopping out, doing the quick dress, and dash up the long driveway, I discovered that no one was there... No dog, no Patrick, nothing. I looked all over for the dog but couldn't find him. I ran back to the house and got James, the four year old, out of bed, dressed and on the way to school. I called my wife to tell her, then went back home to look for the dog. My wife met me there and we looked all over to no avail. I went on to work.
My wife called me later on and told me that Mr. Beavers, the local trash collector, had stopped by and told her that he witnessed what had happened...
"Your boy was waiting for the bus and the dogs were running around him, when this little white car came flyin' down the road doin' about fifty or sixty and just hit the dog.." "You could tell that man was in a bad mood already from just they way he was drivin' and the look on his face, So I waited for the bus while your boy went to get his Dad, and then after he left I just took the dog with me to the vet. When I got done there I went back to confront the guy and told them what I thought about it, but the s.o.b. just slammed the door in my face."
It turns out that the guy dragged the dog for a while resulting, of course, in lots of road rash. Luckily, that was all the damage he had. My wife went to the vet and picked him up this afternoon and paid the bill. We are aware that letting the dogs run loose is a violation of local leash laws and take full responsibility for the incident. Rest assured they will not leave our property again. My anger is that the cock wad never stopped or slowed down and did it right in front of Patrick.
As you can see Quasi is on the mend, a wee bit pitiful but still here. How I am going to handle the situation I'm still not sure, but the jerk ass is related to us somehow....
Thanks prick boy, you helped my son to have a great day!