Never a dull moment in Sandy Utah
Traffic on 9000 S in Sandy UT is busy at the best of times; at 9am today it was more determined than usual. Road barriers and traffic cones added to the mix. Add to that add a rogue sign at a building site saying "Footpath closed - use other side" ~ four lanes across to Sandy Cemetry - very appropriate. We weren't going that way.
Sadie and I were off for our trip to the bank. BANK is always an enticing word. Sadie knows that if she sits quietly beside my powerchair during my transaction the returning paperwork will contain a dog biscuit for her.
Recent proposed legislation sought to ban horses, bicycles, powerchairs, prams etc from drive thrus in the State. With appropriate lobbying, this "progressive" legislation did not fly. So Sadie is able to keep going to the bank with me.
Not today! A loud motorcycle spooked Sadie, and she backed out of her tight collar, leaving me with the lead and collar, and her in the traffic without her guiding life line. I could only watch as she avoined cars before sitting in the middle of a lane. A woman abandoned her vehicle to hunt Sadie to the side where she and a construction worker played a game of catch the greasy pig (if such a game still exists). Sadie eluded both, and took off two blocks towards home. She has never been off the lead out front.
Faster than a speeding phonecall to try to explain my loss of our dog, Christie was interrupted by a knock at the door. It was Sadie wanting IN accompanied by vigorous barking to explain.
I am not sure I am designed to take this much adrenelin. Sadie doesn't look one bit repentant, and GROUNDED appears lost on her.