117 Saved by the Law
Saved by the Law
We were laughing while riding our bicycles on the sidewalk when it happened. I put on the brakes fast and hard. I yelled to my friend to get the license plate of the car that slowed down long enough for the degenerate passenger to lob a dog out of the truck window. The road was heavily traveled as a main route through suburban neighborhoods. Two things were plainly obvious; one, the offenders wanted the pooch to be rescued and two; they didn’t count on the fact that it would be rescued by a couple of dog loving policewomen.
We were off duty, but that didn’t stop us from saving a life and chasing lawbreakers. It appeared that a female had thrown the dog to the side of the road as gently as she could. My heart shattered in pieces when the dog landed and instantly tried to follow the departing vehicle but awkwardly stopped short. When I reached the little pup, she looked so forlorn, whimpering in pain. I stayed with her while my friend dashed to her nearby home, retrieved her car and we took Ali, as her nametag read, to our veterinarian. I cradled her in my arms to immobilize her. My heart splintered again as Ali’s fearful eyes searched mine. We rode in silence wondering why anyone would be so malicious.
We left Ali safely sedated overnight for tests and observation. Mercifully, she had only suffered a few cuts and one broken leg. She did have a bruised rib inconsistent with the fall. After another overnighter in the kennel, I took her home with me to continue her emotional and physical healing. What a love, how could anyone discard this cuddle bug?