A week ago Sunday my new dog (a 2 year old Rottweiler I rescued from the pound in the city where I work) slipped out the back door after my in-laws left the house and ran out on the road. Tragically he was killed because the lady "thought he would stop" and never bother to hit the brakes.
Now mind you, my yard is about as long as a football field and just as flat... for miles... There was no excuse for her not to at least attempt to hit her brakes and avoid the impending collision. But she decided he would probably turn at the last second or something and she wouldn't have to worry about slowing down since where ever she was going was obviously more important than my dogs life. Now don't get me wrong it is our responsibility to watch our pets and make sure they stay away from the road I am not trying to take away from that fact at all, but things happen and he was rather sneaky.
After said accident, my husband had to spend the rest of the afternoon and evening (Casino was killed at 12:30 PM) digging a 4 foot deep hole to bury the poor dog in. He finished and we buried him at approximately 9 PM that night. It was devastating and I still feel horrible about it and I think my husband feels even worse.
Yesterday, that lady had the nerve to show up out the house while my husband and I were gone and got a hold of my father in-law who, being the good person he is, exchanged our insurance information with her since of course now a week after she murdered my dog she wants to make us pay for the damage to her car. There is no way I could possibly put into words how PISSED OFF I am right now!! If it were the other way around and I had killed a family pet, I couldn't even think about going back to the people and trying and make them pay for my vehicle.
Also, she is claiming the headlight on her car fell out along with other damage. I distinctly remember looking at her vehicle while we were standing on the side of the road and yep, the headlight was definitely still in it's spot.
So my question is, how do people have the nerve to do the things they do??? How could you, after seeing how devastated the family was over the death of their dog and WATCHING the dog die yourself, go back and try... well not try MAKE them pay for damage to your vehicle because you were too stupid or in too big of a hurry to slow down a little?? There was no squeak of the brakes, no nothing... I guess she just assumed he was the smarter animal in that situation and would yield to her before crossing the road.
Tell me you couldn't see him coming from a mile away??