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Old 03-30-2013, 11:52 PM
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I was driving home just now. It's a really dark night outside. I was going down the road as usual when my headlights fell on this little tiny toy poodle standing dead still in the middle of my lane. I just almost hit it, swerved at the very last second. I actually thought I DID hit it. And there were two cars close behind me and many cars on the road. They both missed very barely. I was certain I was going to watch that little poodle get run over.

I turned in the first street, turned around and went down the road again looking to see if it had gotten hit or if it was still running around. I couldn't find it. I probably doubled back a dozen times and rode around the neighborhoods in the area and no luck. Ugh... I just feel so awful. There was a truck pulled over that left after about my 6th drive by and I think there was a guy on the right side of the road. I can only hope that he caught the poodle and got it to safety. I was very happy I didn't find it hit by a car.

I am SO shaken, though. I've never seen a dog that close to being hit. I was so sure he would be. He was like a deer in the headlights and so tiny out there on the road. He wouldn't stand a chance. And I feel guilty for not finding him. I keep replaying it in my head with my own dogs standing out there like he was. I got home, bawling and grabbed up my dogs and hugged them tight. Seriously feel the need to spoil them right now.
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:06 AM
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(((hugs)))

I saw a dog get hit once, it was absolutely horrible. I saw it get hit, hop up, and then the look in its eye of pure terror and it kind of hobbled/ran off. I tried to find it and called the police bu yeah, never found out what happened.
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:11 AM
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Oh, that must be a horrible feeling. You did everything you could, but I know it doesn't help.
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:23 AM
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Ugh, I'm sorry, that's horrible.

There was a dog in the middle of the road one day semi-close to my house, but it was daylight, and no cars were behind me so I pulled over and tried to find it, but it ran off into the woods. I felt so bad just... leaving, but I was in a hurry, and didn't know what else to do.

There was another time I saw a Black Lab-looking dog run across a 3 lane busy road, and I just winced, I couldn't watch... It got through the road but I dunno where it went after that. Makes me so sad.

THEN one time there was a dead GSD on the side of the road, and it just killed me. I pulled over because I didn't know if it could possibly still be alive, etc, but from what I could tell, he was gone. I called Animal Control right away but gosh it makes me sick inside. I always think if it was my own dog... ugh
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:47 AM
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That'd be horrible.

That's my one worst fear while driving, especially at night... to hit a dog or a cat, even a little squirrel. There's an ACD up by the barn I ride at and there was one time when he came right up by the road and it looked like he was about to chase the car down the road. So now every time I pass by the house, I always make sure he's either way across the lawn or not outside. Although I did have a heart attack the other when I looked for him and saw him laying in the ditch... he was awake though upon further observation.

I'd be shaken too in your situation.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:11 AM
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I'm sorry Laurelin. I have never had that close of an encounter with a dog or cat, but I hit a Raccoon one night. Hopefully the poor dog's owners were able to find him and he is now safe and sound back at home.
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:40 AM
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I cry every time I run over anything. Even the big ugly possum I hit last year... I think I would have been a basket case if I had hit someone's dog even though I know it wouldn't have been my fault. Didn't help that just a few days ago my friend was crying because she saw a little dog on the highway get hit by a semi. I really thought I was going to see a repeat. Ugh.

Still wish I would have found the poor thing.
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When we were staying in NV last fall, we came real close to running over a dog on our way to work. It was dusk, and we were driving along, when this dog just darted out from the desert and into the road right in front of our car. We stopped and I got out to see if I could catch him, but he was extremely confused and darted out in front of several more cars before safely making it to the other side. He stood there for a minute on the shoulder, then ran off back into the desert. I thought about him all night and the next day, and even now wonder and hope that he made it somewhere safe.
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