Just wanted to bring something to mind for all of us dog people. A couple of weeks ago, my daughter and I were on our way to Williston, FL to do some training on the great grounds of the Jax. club. A trash truck ran us off the road and after rolling one and a half times we came to a stop. Trash truck kept going. A person behind us stopped to help. He said he almost took out a tree avoiding the truck, but was able to save his.
Once we stopped, we checked each other out and both of us were fine. Only a very small scratch on both of us from climbing out of the broken window. Both front doors were jammed. I turned off the ignition, (yep, sitting on its side, still running). I asked her if she could get out, and she said yes, so I said I would check on Missy. She was in the back in her crate. I climbed out and jumped to the ground (passenger side was now the top). I pictured Missy out running around, scared and cut, in the middle of the road...or dead. I got to the back and the window was also broken out. Looked in and she was still in her crate, door bent and wedged sideways in a way that blocked her exit. My daughter jumped down and we threw a towel over the broken glass and worked her cage around so we could get her out. She jumped out. Not a scratch on her. She didn't even act scared. She took quite a ride because her metal bowl was smashed flat. Called Chad and Mike (was meeting them to train), they came and made sure we were ok and took Missy to train. Did several Open type water blinds with her and said she did great. Go figure.
Well, I say all this the get here. If Missy had been riding free, she would be dead now, I know it. Having her in that cage saved her life.
Just a thought for all.
HRCH Missy SH