Why did I have to see that?
|Buttons had to make the dog bed more comfortable.|
As I motor up the road, I see a starving dog. I immediately turn around. The dog is still looking at me. I have dog food at home. I note where the dog is and go get the dog food. Turnaround is no more than 5 minutes.
I can't see the dog. I drive very slowly and I see a dog lying in the grass. I get out with the dog food. At first I think the dog is the dogs littermate. The stomach is distended. I walk about a third of a mile up the road in both directions. I come back and note the dog is who I saw.
I guess the dog died after I passed. It's eyes were pleading. With dogs in my car, I didn't dare pick it up. I was going to feed the dog. Take it to the vet. I adopt a dog and give it away about once a year.
Highway 96 is the highway of dead dogs. People dump dogs out on it all the time. They are usually hit within hours or an hour.
I love all animals. I just have a special place in my heart for domesticated animals. They love you back so much.
Since the dog was so close to death, it is just as well. I would have liked to let it pass with a kind word. Dogs love a human without judgement.
In the evolution of humans its theorized our species did not die out because of its alliance with the dog.