Please Slow Down....

Tina Shryock Published:

When you are out in the country going down narrow country roads PLEASE everybody slow down.. I lost a beloved pet that would have NEVER NEVER hurt anybody because they was speeding and couldnt keep there vehicle under control they hit her on our side of the road... and it took the Dr's 4 1/2 hrs to TRY to save her but it was no good... Yes she shouldn't have been on the side of the road but they shouldn't have been on our side either.. We have cried for a week trying to make sense as to why it happened. Her being the type of Dog she was the vets couldn't beleave how good she was with them and in her last hours made new friends... ALL I ask is when you are out in the country please watch for other peoples animals or children.. It could have been a child standing there...

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  • Hey, you brought him up as an example, not me.  The logical deduction from what I said and how you replied.

    Let me reiterate for you: 

    I said, "The Sheriff should be patrolling our county roads and enforcing speed limits and DUIs, but instead he has regular foot partols in the projects and Section 8 housing IN TOWN looking for druggies walking around with bulges in their pockets (which apparently means that they may have drugs on them...go figure!).  The road sides are covered with beer cans where drivers are routinely DUI...and everybody is at risk because of it." 

    and YOU replied: 

    "BrunoUno can you PLEASE let at least one story go by without slamming the Sheriff's office?  It's getting really old and has no place in this story at all.  And "MMMkay you are an insensitive Republican with no sense of empathy..." has no place here, either.  People are just too freaking judgmental these days."

    to which I replied:

    "Mmmkay beegee, the lack of consistent, routine and effective patrolling of our county roads and enforcing speed limits and DUIs should be the primary directive of the Sheriff's Office, as that is where the real threats are to the vast majority of citizens...not in some project where young black men may have a few pills in their pockets.  If you can't see the connection here between what happened to this poor woman who has lost her best friend and loving pet to speeders out on the public roads, then I can't explain it to you.  Call the Sheriff and tell him to patrol the county roads to prevent out loved ones from being mowed down by drunken speeders.  Your kids could be next."

    and you replied:

    "Actually, the state police have jurisdiction in the county for DUI's, traffic accidents, etc.  All of our law enforcement agencies are spread entirely too thin to patrol how we would like.  And, strangely enough, some of these state roads in the county, no matter how twisty, hilly and curvy, have a 55 mph speed limit, which is ridiculous!  Found that out after my husband was killed on one these roads."

    to which I replied in horror:

    "Good GAWD BG, your husband was KILLED on a county road and you are defending the Sheriff for NOT patrolling them to catch speeders and DUI's!!! REALLY!!!  You must not have liked your husband very much!  I am glad that I am not married to you."

     

    That sounds pretty reasonable conclusion to me.  Tell me specifically what I said that did not make sense...please be specific!

  • Bruno you have crossed a very serious line.  How DARE you say I cared nothing for my husband.  I merely made a statement about who has jurisdiction and the ridiculous speed limits on these roads.  I can't believe you said what you said.  You have no feelings for anyone's grief, do you?  Should I just call you an insensitive ***, would that really add to the conversation?  No, I didn't think so either.  Since you're apparently to stupid to realize when someone is agreeing that we should all slow down out in the county, I won't try to explain myself further.

  • beegee428, April 10, 2014 3:19PM

    "Actually, the state police have jurisdiction in the county for DUI's, traffic accidents, etc.  All of our law enforcement agencies are spread entirely too thin to patrol how we would like.  And, strangely enough, some of these state roads in the county, no matter how twisty, hilly and curvy, have a 55 mph speed limit, which is ridiculous!  Found that out after my husband was killed on one these roads."

    Good GAWD BG, your husband was KILLED on a county road and you are defending the Sheriff for NOT patrolling them to catch speeders and DUI's!!! REALLY!!!  You must not have liked your husband very much!  I am glad that I am not married to you.

    Instead of our Sheriff conducting patrols of the roads in the county, he has been opting out to spend our scarce tax money on walking patrols through the projects looking for people who may be doing illegal drugs and months long investigations on people using drugs other than alcohol and tobacco.  

    Yeah, the KSP does have jurisdiction on ALL roads, but they are really, really stretched entirely too thin to spend time on the backroads.  Seeing a cruiser out there is a rare thing indeed, unless they are responiding to a call.  

    We pay this Sheriff nearly 2 MILLION a year to keep us safe and he is blowing it on a long string of penny ante druggies and oh yeah, one dead confidential informant.  Meanwhile, DUI's are running over people at their mailboxes, folk's family pets and oh yeah, your husband (not that that means much to you, huh?).

    The things that make you go Hmmm....

  • Actually, the state police have jurisdiction in the county for DUI's, traffic accidents, etc.  All of our law enforcement agencies are spread entirely too thin to patrol how we would like.  And, strangely enough, some of these state roads in the county, no matter how twisty, hilly and curvy, have a 55 mph speed limit, which is ridiculous!  Found that out after my husband was killed on one these roads.

  • It's gonna get worse as the weather fairs up and the drunken "creek touristas" start invading our space.

    Tina, so sorry for your loss.  Some folk fail to understand that dog be comes a member of te family, and yo become a member of the pack.  This too shall pass.

  • Mmmkay beegee, the lack of consistent, routine and effective patrolling of our county roads and enforcing speed limits and DUIs should be the primary directive of the Sheriff's Office, as that is where the real threats are to the vast majority of citizens...not in some project where young black men may have a few pills in their pockets.  If you can't see the connection here between what happened to this poor woman who has lost her best friend and loving pet to speeders out on the public roads, then I can't explain it to you.  

    I was being kind to aga in my reply...holding back really.  They don't allow us to say on here what really was on my mind after reading aga's post...but I wanted to.

    Call the Sheriff and tell him to patrol the county roads to prevent out loved ones from being mowed down by drunken speeders.  Your kids could be next.

  • BrunoUno can you PLEASE let at least one story go by without slamming the Sheriff's office?  It's getting really old and has no place in this story at all.  And "MMMkay you are an insensitive Republican with no sense of empathy..." has no place here, either.

    aga..some people love their pets almost as much as they love their children.  The loss is very real, and they deserve the chance to mourn as they need to.

    People are just too freaking judgmental these days.

  • Mmmkay, you are an insensitive Republican with no sense of empathy....how's that?

    That's pretty insulting, lol.

  • aga, April 8, 2014 2:03PM

    "I know I'm going to get some harsh responses, but...."

    Mmmkay, you are an insensitive Republican with no sense of empathy....how's that?

  • The Sheriff should be patrolling our county roads and enforcing speed limits and DUIs, but instead he has regular foot partols in the projects and Section 8 housing IN TOWN looking for druggies walking around with bulges in their pockets (which apparently means that they may have drugs on them...go figure!).  The road sides are covered with beer cans where drivers are routinely DUI...and everybody is at risk because of it.

    Hey, it is an awful thing to lose your pet like that but next time it could be your child!  Call the Sheriff and tell him this story as he apparently NEVER reads this forum, although Craig Blanton used to when he worked there.  Tell the Sheriff to address this real problem that affects everybody, and not jsut a few druggies walking around down town.

  • I'm so sorry for your loss.  I used to run out on the road, but have gone back to the treadmill for the same reason: people drive at speeds that don't provide reaction times, especially when they are dealing with distractions inside the car as well.

    It is traumatic to see your pet hit by a car, not only because of the loss but also because of the heavy nagging feeling of accountability for the loss.  "What could I have done differently to save them?" can haunt you for weeks if one cannot let go of the feeling of fault. If someone were to say to me, "I didn't bother to close the gate and she got out and got killed.  Oh, well.  Her fault, not mine. I'm off to the LIFE House to get another." I'd seriously question their sanity.  

  • I know I'm going to get some harsh responses, but....

    I unerstand and sympathize with your loss.  I, too, have lost beloved pets. Some of them I had for years before they passed.  They were companions as well as pets.  And I have felt their loss and missed their presence.

    Having said that, I really don't understand the depth of pain some people feel.  Yes, it's a beloved pet, but it is still a pet.  Your daughter can't sleep at night because she sees the dog's face?  Come on, isn't that being a little melodramatic?  Or isn't your daughter (19, old enough to understand life) just a tad too sensitive?  If you and she are so broken up over a pet, what will you do when a person close to you passes?

    I'm not trying to downplay your loss.  I'm just saying that you should keep things in perspective.  It is the nature of things to lose pets, by whatever means.  Let go. Just be grateful for the time you shared with your pet.

     

     

     

  • I didn't put in there that my 19yr Old Daughter and boyfriend was out there with her and saw the entire thing. Know she cant sleep at night because she sees her face when she closes her eyes.. Rhea was my Daughters birthday present 3 yrs ago... Thanks everybody for the kind words...

  • Tina You probably couldn't find a bigger animal lover than me. Equal maybe but not more. I look at all animals as a life equal to humans with thinking brains and feelings just alike. We are just in different bodies with different levels of intelligence. With that said, two weeks ago I was driving my scooter approx. 30/35 mph. out in the country and a huge dog came out and just about got my leg and almost caused me to run into another car coming head on. By the grace of god what would had been surely a fatal wreck was avoided. People do need to slow down and be aware but people also do not need to leave their dogs unleashed while un-attended or while at work. I do not know what the county ordinance is but for this reason alone, people needs to keep their dogs up. I know your heart is broken over this needless death of a family member. your dog looks like a big baby and I'm sure felt as much the same. Sorry to hear. Thanks for sharing and I hope people on both sides pay attention.

  • Thank you for this good advice to drivers to be careful on the roadways.  When you see an animal on the side of the road, SLOW DOWN.  On curvy country roads, you need to slow down whether you "see" the animals or not because chances are, there are animals around.  Very sorry for this family's loss.  I hope they consider going to the humane society or to LifeHouse to give a home to another one.

  • So sorry about your family pet. Very pretty dog.

  • I'm so sorry for your loss.  You're absolutely right.  People drive WAY to fast out in the country and don't pay attention like they should.  I've been nearly hit numerous times because someone comes around a blind curve in the middle of the road.  Pay attention folks!!