Ds is a 'stopper.' If a dog is loose, he will stop to see if he can catch it/find it's person. 2 months ago, a black and white dog was lying on hwy 101, having been hit by a car. He stopped and got out. Turned out that the dog was, unbelievably, not mortally wounded, but, his tail was lying in the road.
He got the dog to his owner, and they nursed his injury, and he survived! The odd part of the story, is that the people kind of inherited the dog with the house when they moved in. Apparently, it works for them, and the dog.
So, this month, he was driving on hwy 20 (20 goes east to west, while 101 goes north to south.) after a job on the coast. It was dark, and he saw a dog standing on the yellow line in the middle of the hwy. It was a GSD, and another was off the side of the road, up a hill.
Because he sometimes has to work on roads/hwys, he has a light bar on his truck that flashes, so he stopped his truck in the road, blocking people from hitting the dog.
It wasn't especially busy, but soon a car stopped behind him. Then an ambulance, the driver which had dog treats with him, and helped try to bribe the dog to them.
Before they were done, there were regular Joe's stopped and helping, or waiting. But, also a policewoman from Fort Bragg, a CHPy, and even a Fish and Game warden!
I said, Sheesh! how many agencies did you have and need to catch a dog? He said, don't forget the surveyor!
Anyway, in the end, the one on the hill left...I think that they lived nearby, and the other one was roped by a bystander, bribed by the ambulance driver, and pushed from behind by Ds, into the CHP car. I agree that the dog will be safer at the pound...I don't think that I've ever said those words...than in the hwy at night.
Hopefully, the other one will be okay.
It's never boring, but sometimes a little less excitement would be fine with me!
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