Saturday, September 26, 2009

not the saturday i expected

I killed a dog today.
I ran over it in the middle of street.
I was suppose to be meeting with a friend at church to practise some stuff. She wasn't there. I tried to call her but she didn't answer. That wasn't a surprise. She doesn't always make it to the phone. So I thought I would drive by her house before I gave up on her.

Two girls were at dance. Youngest was in the back.
I was thinking random thoughts.
It was quiet.
I know the route.
I didn't expect anything abnormal.

Then a dog dashed across the road. I thought it came from in front of a van.
I swerved away, but couldn't react fast enough.
A thud. The shock. My brakes screeching.

I got out to see two kids, about 3 and 5, unloading from a van.
It was their dog. It was suffering in the middle of the road.
Their Mom hustled them inside the house.
One of the boys had opened their van door just before I passed and the dog jumped straight in front of us. It didn't have a chance. Doesn't make it easy though.

I have three girls and a dog. I know what it would be like if it was the other way around.
I wasn't suppose to be there at that moment. I shouldn't have been if plans had gone the way I thought.



Renee said...

Very sad. A sad and unfortunate event, but not your fault.

{{Hugs}} to you.

Christina said...

Oh, no! That is so hard. :-(

Meg said...

I'm so sorry!

Karina said...

SO sorry......

Jessica said...

Here's some hugs!

stitching under oaks said...

I've done that before...once. I's a terrible feeling. Sending a hug your way.

Philigry said...

oh, you know it was not your fault. i am glad you and you family are okay and not hurt.
i am so sorry you have to go through this though.

Lina said...

Oh poor you, what a dreadful day.

Kim's Kraziness said...

A terrible, unfortunate accident. Knowing your must have broke. Praying for you Lil' sis.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Sending lots of thoughts your way! Glad you and the kids are OK.

Rebekah said...

I'm so sorry! That's so sad.

Stephanie said...

So sad. What an awful day.

Kristyn Knits said...

oh how sad! sending hugs and prayers.

Eva said...

sniff, sniff, sniff.. Hugs your way