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Friday, October 26, 2007

Heroes of the Day

The worst thing I could see and hear today happened.

I had just returned some books to the library bin on the way to work. I was sitting at a red light when I saw something up ahead in the road. It was flapping. It took a few seconds for me to realize, my god, it was a dog's tail.

My heart aches just describing the sight.

As soon as I realized it was a dog, I froze in my car. Stunned. Scared. Helpless. And heart-broken.

The dog lifted its head towards his tail, maybe his legs. And he was screaming. Screaming in pain. A sound that tore me up even more.

Through this horrific sight and sound, I noticed several cars that stopped. One in front of the dog, one to the left, and one to the right. I could see an older man get out, a bit hesitant, but he did it -- got out to see the pain this dog was suffering. Hero #1.

Hero #2 was the person who stopped to the right of the poor dog.

The man who stole my broken heart was the man who pulled his truck to the right of the dog. He swiftly stormed out of the truck, spoke to the older man, and went right to the dog and cradled it in his arms and gently placed him into the back of his truck.

Course, this only makes me feel thankful to him. It doesn't heal the ache in me when I review this event in my head.

I hope I don't ever have to hear or see anything like that again...

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