House gates are open. Dog smells a cat and runs after it out on the street. Car accidentally runs over dog
. This is one of a dog owner’s worst nightmares. All dogs pass away, but hearing about those who have lost a beloved pooch this way—totally unexpected and virtually at the hands of someone else—saddens and scares the dog poo out of me.
I recently heard of a husband and wife losing a shih-tzu to a speeding SUV
, and, knowing how much they loved their dog, you can’t really pin the death of their dog on negligence. Accidents happen. And if it had been a little child who had run out of the gate and got run over by a speeding vehicle inside a gated community, I’d hardly think anyone would blame the kid’s parents.
But why do dogs take off
like escaped convicts, anyway? If your dog is male and unneutered, something must be in the air: a bitch in heat. Having your furry best friend neutered stands a 90 percent chance of reducing his, well, animalistic needs.