Quite some time ago there was a letter written about a dog, trained to be a duck hunter. Tommy was a really nice, well-trained dog. For some unfortunate reason on a dark night after getting out of the car, Tommy a big black dog, decided to walk on the side of the road, rather than big backyard.
Unfortunately and very sad, a car hit Tommy and the driver did not stop to see if anything could be done. Tommy made it home, but was in too much pain to make it through the night.
Today I was walking towards a grocery store and found a puppy tied up outside. I stopped to say hello, let the funny one sniff me while I gave him a pat. When I left the grocery store the puppy was gone, I thought nothing of it until I saw him walking on his own towards the road. I went towards him calling nicely, managed to get a hold of his leash. Of course I'm thinking, how did you get yourself untied, silly monkey pup.
After a few minutes I opened the door to the closest building, a take away restaurant. After I opened the door a nice guy asked if anyone had left a dog outside, a woman standing in line replied, “that's my dog.” I mentioned, he's out here not tied up, the woman said “I know he won't wander.” I stayed with the pup outside the building near London Lane and Highway 99. Trying to explain the puppy was heading to the road did not help. The woman was not happy with me at all. I am hoping the woman reads this letter and researches the reasons dogs, especially puppies, should not be left alone outside off lead.