Every now and again, I like going to a co-op to get myself a Pepsi slushie, and some bag of candy. Since it's been snowing, I can't walk on any of our buried sidewalks. My trip to the store was pretty normal, but my trip back was... well, a little infuriating.
As I was halfway back home, I noticed s black dog with a red collar in the middle of our melted slush filled streets. I can't name the breed, but she had black fur, a long body, and long droopy ears.
Anyways, I tried my best to get her onto the sidewalk so I could read her collar. But naturally, since she didn't trust me, she just kept barking at me. Eventually I got her onto a flat portion of our sidewalk, but I still couldn't get near her.
This dog kept running back onto the street, sometimes returning to the sidewalk, nearly getting hit several times by vehicles in the process. Then she walks hastily past me, down the road. Not even towards someone, it was just her dog instincts.
Then out of no where, her owner appears from a side path between two houses. Then when the dog notices him, she's as happy as could be, running circles around him.
What bothers me, is this guy could've been about a block away from his pooch. He didn't even care when I told him that she was nearly hit by trucks and a taxi. He doesn't even put a leash on her, as they coincidentally begin to walk down my street. He calls her back when she's more than six houses away, but guess what. She then nearly gets hit by the new neighbors!
For godsake people! If you own a dog, and you're taking her for a walk through a snow covered town that lacks sidewalks on half the streets, with the other half being buried, put a leash on your dog! Don't take your sweet as heck time walking before lazily summoning your canine pal back to you, after at least seven minutes with you two apart.
The guy wasn't even panting, so I doubt he was running after her. Probably thought she was waiting for him, instead of being halfway down another street. If he's smart, he'd have known this would've happened judging by that dogs need to run around.
So TL;DR Dog nearly dies in front of me.