“The trip was long and the wind was nipping at my back as I trudged along the pike. I was on my way to Waynesburg to visit a sick aunt. About two miles down the road I heard a frightful sound. The closer I got the louder the noise became. As I crossed the ridge, I saw a small child hovering over a little dog. He was so upset that his words were unintelligible. As I got closer to the boy I noticed another child hiding in the bushes off the side of the road. Not sure what to do, I walked over to the child to see if I could help. His little dog had gotten into an animal trap and had hurt its leg. They had been walking home from school when it happen. As quick as I could, I opened the trap and freed the little dog. I wrapped it’s paw in a piece of cloth and handed the dog back to the boy. Both children walked towards home as I continued my trip. Much later I learned that both children had been missing for two days looking for the dog. Had I not come upon them, I don’t know what would have happened to them.
Life is good and as long as the cars keep coming, I will fix them.