Thursday, May 5, 2011

KEEP YOUR CHILDREN SAFE! PLEASE READ THIS POST!

I debated on blogging about this but decided to share with all of you. This happened a couple of days ago. I'm going to copy and paste it here for you to read as I sent an email about it to a friend of mine. It's insane! Mind you I was shock when I was typing this so it may sound a bit long winded. But I was upset and my adrenaline was pumping.

So I'm totally tripping out right now.....
I have to tell someone what happened this morning! Probably one of the most insane things to happen to me ever...
I'm sitting there at my computer blogging and something caught my eye outside through the window ~ I saw a huge Rottweiler (probably about 110 pounds) running down the middle of the street. We have a huge population of stray dogs in my town which sucks because the animal shelter here is horrible. They are being sued right now by an attorney for negligence, abuse, neglect, high rates of euthanization...the list goes on and on. Anyway, so far since I've lived here (8 months) I have rescued 4 dogs (2 of which I have now come to call my adopted jail birds as they get out about once a week) and returned them back to their owners - thank goodness. But today was different. I ran out to make sure this dog wouldn't get hit by a car..I'm the third house in from a very busy Blvd...So I'm about to go chase after the dog when all of a sudden I see a baby...that's right a BABY no more than 18 months with no shoes on, a dirty diaper and a little tank top on in the middle of the street (in the opposite direction of where the dog was headed) so I ran out there and started blurting out really bad Spanish as I could tell she probably was Hispanic as are most of the people in my neighborhood. Donde esta su casa? is all that came to mind (alas Spanish class was 25 years ago...) She just kinda looked at me and "gaa gaa goo goo-ed" at me. Oh boy...where is your mommy? No response. Meanwhile the dog is now getting very protective over the baby and didn't like that I was trying to scoop her off the street onto the sandy, dirty, full of stickers side of the road. He kept putting his mouth over my wrist and trying to tug my arm away. Scary. I like dogs and have never been scared of them but this one seemed like it was going to rip me a new one. Meanwhile there is no one in sight in either direction on my street - like maybe a worried parent or something??? WTH? Where did this little girl come from and why is no one looking for her? So I start walking with her asking everyone I see if this baby is there's? I think I asked 5 people and no one knew who she was. I made it all the way down my entire city block asking her at every house if her mommy was there etc...she kept wanting to zig zag across the street and I'm thinking each time it's because she's recognizes her house - no such luck. I had a car actual honk their frickin horn at me and yell something like get your kid out of the street! Are you serious right now was all I could think!!! I'm about ready to burst into tears when all of a sudden I see a cop on his radio start heading towards me. Oh thank God!! As he approached I said Oh I'm so happy you're here..thank you, thank you! He didn't say anything to me..he just scooped her up and started walking away. I was like Hello! YOU'RE WELCOME!! I didn't say that but I wanted to. I thought it was kind of rude he didn't say anything to me or acknowledge me? IS that weird to you? I am so blown away right now...people astound me....

I'm still shaken up and it's been a couple of hours since this all went down. I just keep thinking to myself that this poor little child must've been missing for some time since the cops were there when I got to the end of my block!!! Her little knees were all scratched from the dog jumping up on her and knocking her down.Her feet must be in pain too because of the rocks, glass, stickers etc.. I am thankful it was me who found her and not some creepy guy : (

Dude...what a day...
 
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9 comments:

Kimberly said...

Oh my goodness, So thankful you were there! I had a similar thing happen a couple of years ago and I ended up calling the police. The mom had jumped in the shower and the little guy made it out of the house, across the busy street and into my front yard. It shook me up really good and my girls got extra hugs that night!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing...and how upsetting this must have been...lost baby...dog...you are brave. Know that you did exactly what should have been done...and where the policeman was coming from..I have no idea.

Nancy said...

OMG...how ridiculous that the cop said nothing to you..
My sister found a 7 year old crying this morning outside of her condo. She (the 7yo) thought she missed the bus. Sis had to call the cops to come get her.. Mom had just dropped her off at the babysitters without making sure she got in the door and the babysitter was GONE!!

Miranda said...

Oh no! what a story..poor baby. you can be proud of yourselfs!

manda said...

Oh gosh, how Weird!! I mean, that cop not saying a thing to you? So stupid! How about a thankyou, or a where did you find her? Did the dog follow you? I wonder if the dog belonged to the kid and was following her...?
Oh man, I'd be mystified too! But you totally did the right thing!

Cynthia said...

My adrenalin would be pumping too if I had that experience! From the reaction of the police officer, I wouldn't have a very good impression of the police force in your town.....it would be interesting to hear the rest of the story.....I am hoping that instead of negligence, the child escaped from her house. Sorry you had that miserable experience, but maybe you saved the baby from being hit by a car!

Janet said...

Holy cow, what a story! How did the cop know you were an innocent, not even one question or comment, wow. I think a stiff one would have been in order after that ordeal.I rescued a baby off the middle of a busy street once, it was just crawling across the road and had escaped. I found the house but the mother didn't seem that shocked.

Judy Bagwell said...

That is crazy!! What a weirdo cop! I think the dog must have belonged to her or {because of his doggie intuition} knew she was in danger and was trying to protect her. Strange....

remey10 said...

Maybe it was the cop's child and he was too embarressed to say anything to you or he was in such a hurry that he'd figure you'd understand being that you took such time to guard the child along with the dog. What happened to the dog?