Yesterday I left work to attend a 3 hour class on the new USDA rules for the school breakfast/lunch program. The day went smooth and the class was enlightening, kind of nice to actually talk to one’s peers and after it was over I headed home.
I had just driven by the dairy with the baby calves in pens that my first husband said was to keep them lean so people could eat tender veal and now every time I drive by I want to climb the fence and set them free, which led me to the full grown cows out in the field and that feeling yet again what the hell I eat cow don’t I…I need to become a vegetarian I guess.
So I drive a bit farther almost home I can see my turn ahead but I spot something in the road as I get closer ( some of you may want to skip this part I mean you really may want to skip the part I will put in Italics) I realize as I get closer it is two puppies, one dead on one side of the road and the other near death, and yes that vision is stuck in my head, that I straddle with my truck and start looking for a place to pull off.
I see a white truck ahead of me pulled off and realize he has either hit the puppy or is going back to handle it. His face was so very sad I wanted to stop and tell him it was okay they should not have been out in a busy street but I knew it wouldn’t have been much comfort.
I have always feared what I would do if alone and hit an animal, I have hit one or two Kamikaze squirrels but not someone’s pet and I don’t know what I would do. This time I would have ran home and grabbed my 19 year old and gone right back I was that close but if alone I really don’t know what I would do.
I feel so bad for the puppies and that poor man but was thankful he was in front of me and it was not I that hit those babies.
I have been dealing with the vision all night and now at work so thought time to write it out and tell myself those puppies are probably in a better place and are running side by side right now having a grand time.
I was the one in our family who buried all our dead pets and sadly there were many so I really want, I really NEED to believe that…