A four wheeler has many uses and advantages, but some days I just wish I’d taken the bike.
When I first got a 4 wheeler.. the biggest advantage, was that I could now take my dog to work with me. So after getting permission at work, I did.. for almost 10 years(multiple work spaces).
I loved having the car then,
- It meant that my dogs didn’t have to be alone at home.
- I could take a nice refreshing dog walk during work, while others did their smoke/coffee breaks and most of all
- I could rescue injured animals and take them to CUPA.
An example of one of those success stories — Rumi
I loved this automobile for enabling that.
My dog is an invalid now, so she stays at home with my mom. Driving the car on the highway is now
something I don’t look forward to.
Its been a while since I started feeling that way about it. Not the car’s fault.. its just the responsibility I feel when I drive it.
Every time is see an injured animal on the roadside.. I have to stop. While others go about their day ignoring the wretch.. I have to stop.. since I have a spacious back seat.
Like this little scamp from Aug 2016 ..
He was run over by a tractor and survived with a hip fracture.
Healed after a few weeks at CUPA and was placed with a family.
But there are many more that I don’t tweet or Instagram..
..they’re the ones that weigh me down. The ones that don’t make it.
I don’t want to flood your timeline with sadness.
I don’t even take pics of most of them.
Don’t need to. They’re etched in my skull.
These are the ones I think of when I drive past that stretch of road.. and wish I had been on my bike that day.. whizzing past the poor wretch on the road..
like most of us riders do.