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    Default Miracle Dogs!!!

    On our way home from camping yesterday, we rolled our truck on I-90 near Ellensburg WA going about 70 mph. My sons and wife are fine only have a few bumps and bruises. I banged up my back a bit, but nothing more. The truck and trailer were destroyed.

    Our two labs were in the bed of the truck secured in their crates. After checking out the family, I ran to try and find them. The crates were ejected, flew 20 yards from the truck, and totally destroyed, nothing but broken bits of plastic. I feared the worst and started looking for their bodies. I found our 5 mo lab puppy stuck under the upside down trailer. Somehow I managed to get her free and she appeared to be OK, just a bit freaked out. Some people that stopped immediately took her to a nearby emergency vet just to be sure she was OK. Our 4 y/o lab bolted from the scene and witnesses reported him running along the freeway about a 1/2 mile away and then he ran into the woods. The police and medics refused to let me start looking and drug me off "screaming and kicking" to the hospital to get looked at. The nurses at the hospital posted to Facebook on a local pet rescue page reporting my missing dog. Incredibly he was found in less than two hours. He only has a slight cut on his foot.

    This was truly a miracle for my entire family. My life will never be the same, and I thank the lord for blessing us with a second chance at life.

    Hug your kids and dogs today and be thankful for every second you have with them!

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    Erik

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    That is scary... Glad everyone is okay.
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    God was definitely watching over you, your family and your dogs! Very happy that you all are OK physically.
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    Wow, amazing everyone was "ok". Wow. I had a client who lost their dog in an accident. Not in crate just free in car. Something to be said for seatbelt s and crates.
    Be well soon!

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    In the blink of an eye life can change just like that. I am SO HAPPY you, your family (of course including dogs) are all OK... God Bless.
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    "miracle dogs" ... wow, you guys are so fortunate to come out of that relatively unscathed (though I suspect that you'll be sore for a while). Glad the dogs are ok. Thanks for sharing your story, it is an important reminder to all of us.
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    Glad you are all ok.
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    Glad to hear you and your family are safe. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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    I got chills reading your story. I'm so glad to hear you all came through. It sort of helps focus on what really matters. Love your life NOW!
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    That is my biggest fear, rolling my truck with dogs on board.
    Glad everything ended up mostly good. I hope your back does not get worse or any of the others injuries as well. Sometimes it takes a few days to really feel the damage. Speedy recovery and congratulations on your NEW truck.
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