Saturday, March 10, 2007

Driving Nemo

Yes..that's right..I'm driving Nemo. Let me explain why.....Yesterday, I was on my way to K-9 Kindercare to drop off my dogs before we left for Roanoke. I have to go across a one way bridge and then go about 3 miles down a gravel road. It was nice out, so I had my windows down for the dogs to enjoy all the scents that the country brings.

The gravel road is wide enough for 2 lanes plus shoulder space, so there's plenty of room for someone to pass you. Faith is only about 35 lbs and was just small enough to squeeze through the open window, jump out at 20 mph and bound across the road, between some hay bales and through a field. I cursed, pulled over as far as I could to the right and got out to chase her.

While I'm off trying to grab her, I heard the gravel crunching from another car coming. I paid little attention to it because I was just trying to get my hands on Faith's collar. That's when I heard the smack. I peeked around a hay bale and saw that an older gray 4 door Buick..or something similar had hit my car!!! The passenger mirror on that car hit the driver's mirror on my car and knocked it off. What's worse is that the bastards didn't even stop.

I suppose I should be thankful that it was just my mirror and not one of my other dogs heads, but it still pissed me off..especially since there was no reason for them to even get that close to my car. There was 2.5 more lanes worth of space for them to drive through!!! Sigh....anyway, I got Faith back in the car and was set on scolding her..but she just looks so pitiful and cute when she slicks her ears back.

I dropped the dogs off and came back to meet Jeff at the house and set out on the road in my little gimpy finned Nemo car. I didn't bother with a police report or telling my insurance. It'd be cheaper just to buy one from a junk yard and replace it. I hope I can do it soon so my car doesn't get jealous of all the 2 mirrored cars. It just looks so sad next to all the others. Or maybe it's like Jeff and brags about it's scars and battle wounds to all the other cars. I guess I'll never know...

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