Friday, January 23, 2009

More to the Story

Last post about McGee.

McGee's mom called hubby back last night. We found out what actually caused him to bolt in the first place.

When I was driving down Fulton I had seen a hot air balloon off to the right coming in REALLY low (like at the top of the trees low). Next thing I know I am seeing McGee running up the other lane of traffic against traffic.

Turns out the hot air balloon was over them on their walk and it was low enough that when the ballooner fired the burner, it freaked McGee out and he bolted.

The main street was a short distance away. He saw the cars and entered chase mode. He actually ran behind me it seems.

So he didn't break away to chase the cars. The balloon scared him and 'Mom' couldn't hold him and you know the rest of the story.

Nobody's fault. Just a senseless accident. Though I'm still mad that the guy that actually ran him over did not even bother to stop.


Anonymous said...

I've been so sad reading this story but it's good that you stopped to help. I can't believe someone would just drive away like that. When I walk Nimitz I always keep the loop of the leash around my wrist and it's saved him more than once when he got startled. You can just never be too careful with our beloved pets.

Barb said...

I'm a lurker but I wanted you to know how much I admire you for being there for McGee and also? How hard I am praying for you all in your quest to have a baby. I think you'd be a fabulous mom.

perpstu said...

This makes me even more sad. Poor McGee....I'm glad you were there!


Georgi said...

It makes me mad that someone can run over an animal and not stop. I am glad you were able to provide comfort to McGee, and I know it was very hard. Thank you.