The Love of Dogs

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Viewpoint

As I was driving Josiah to soccer today, I saw something that really caught my attention. Our exit off the highway was quickly approaching therefore, I signaled and moved over to the right lane. Then all of a sudden there was chaos. There were about 6-7 cars pulled over on the side of the highway (did I mention that it was around 5PM in the height of rush hour).

A lady ran out of her car with her arms waving up in the air as to tell the cars to slow down. There were other people who started to get out of their car as well. In the confusion, I slowed down not knowing what was going on.

Then all of a sudden out of nowhere, there was a dog (kind of like the Alaskan dog) roaming around the side of the highway. The dog was dodging the people who were frantically trying to divert him away from the on-coming cars. As the dog approached head-on towards our car, I brought the car to a slow stop. As I got a closer look, I realized that he jumped out of a pick-up truck as the driver was pull off the exit. Crazy!

It was a sight to see. There were about four people running around the side of the highway trying to “rescue” this dog. One lady literally put her life on the line as she ran towards the on-coming traffic to tell cars to slow down.

I am just amazed at how many people have a love and a strong bond with their pets. I was wondering and thinking what would happen if people were this passion and concerned about human beings. Hmm… the world might be a better place.