Never a dull moment in Sandy Utah

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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.

Sadie with CL

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.



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Comments (11)

TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Good Tuesday evening Larry. I am beginning to wonder if there is a dull day any where on this planet. Well, maybe if you lived in Corn Cob County, TN, you could watch the corn grow...

Jul 07, 2015 09:59 AM
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Michael - life is exciting ~ although I have lived in a place where excitement was watching paint peel on the pub steps.

Jul 07, 2015 10:27 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Larry, been awhile since I have seen your blog. Much of that is my prolonged absence from AR. Enjoy your day!

Jul 07, 2015 08:42 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Larry. What a terribly scary thing. I'm glad Sandy is back, safe and sound. Maybe a harness would be appropriate now.

Jul 07, 2015 08:45 PM
Liz and Bill Spear
Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Larry, Glad she made it back home in one piece!  That has so many opportunities to end the wrong way.

Jul 08, 2015 12:39 AM
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Wayne - life has a habit of getting in my way. I've been reading and generally lurking for a while.

Sheila - sounds like a plan.

L/B - One is always better than many.

Jul 08, 2015 02:24 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Larry glad she made it back in one piece...seems to me you should be grounded not Sadie:)) tighter collar etc....main thing all is well:), Endre

Jul 13, 2015 10:07 AM
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Endre - challenge solved with a light harness. Attempts to tighten collar have produced hacking and playing dead results ~ rather comical communication.


Jul 14, 2015 12:48 AM
Alan Kirkpatrick
Austin Texas Homes - Round Rock, TX
Alan in Austin

Larry O'Sullivan \

Sounds like quite a day for Sadie hope she has some time to rest up. Enjoy the week. 

Sep 09, 2015 02:23 AM
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

RIP Larry 

DOD: October 26th 2017

Jan 03, 2019 06:30 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I was looking for your current posts. I hope all is going well for you.

Have an outstanding summer.

Jul 18, 2020 01:51 PM