Monday, October 06, 2008

Its a dog's life

I used to drive to work on OMR daily. Often, I find a stubborn pile of rubbish in the middle of the road; on closer inspection it invariably turned out to be a dog. Run over. Squashed. Dead.

Its quite a gory sight, mind. Many a times you'd find their guts pushed out or even massacred beyond recognition. I have never seen it actually happen, though am sure it would have been terrible for them. The thing is, I have been taking the OMR for over 4 years now and have noticed such accidents only since they started with the new road. It was quite understandable when only one side of the road was usable, but on a road broader than ECR...that's bad!

Whom do we blame? Drunk drivers? Sleepless cleaners driving? Racing enthusiasts? Or the dogs?

What's worse is, I don't see the Corporation or Municipality removing the carcass. Even the scavenging crows don't get a chance with vehicles zipping past every second. Wonder what diseases it can spread....Of what I've noticed, the body is run over and over by vehicles, until its totally worn off and vanishes from the road...uuggghh...however, a few days later, the spot is spot-less!

I have never seen anyone hit-and-run a dog, neither do I want to. But lets be safe on the road, its not just humans who are involved in accidents. After all, its a dog's life...

14 comments:

RukmaniRam said...

why would you blame the dogs?

sudha said...

blame it on reckless and ruthless driving,y blame the poor strays that have no place in this concrete jungle!!

Akshaya said...

True... Why blame dogs when certain reckless drivers prefer to think they are above other living creatures than themselves?!

LVS said...

@rukmani,sudha,akshaya

well yes...it was rhetoric

VSR said...

I wish the corporation does 'something' about these stray dogs. But if u ask me wat 'something' can be done, am sry, am clueless too. :P

Kunal said...

Dogs.. Poor thing..
But haven't u noticed Cows and Buffaloes? At least now, the cows keep it to the sides, I remember watching cows on the middle of the road when in college..

Kunal

LVS said...

@vsr
hmm..nee adi pattu setha theriyum...

@kunal
yes, but unlike dogs, they aren't quick and are more easily spotted from a distance..btw, I do remember a buffalo which died of electrocution near our office...some rainy day..

RukmaniRam said...

btw, nee kettiye nu i changed the name of ur blog on mine

Vivek said...

Dogs, rats , crows...
poor things still haven't learned to cross streets.

Yes yes reckless driving is a curse anywhere.
I hope I did not change your female : male ratio!

LVS said...

@rukmani
you ought to have done that, so that its constant throughout your blogroll

@vivek
by commenting, you have only made it better for me! thanks!

Vishal said...

Police should start fining people for "Hit and Run"

ambikadarolia said...

When its cats running across, we stop and wait! When its dogs, we run over them! Lovely!!

I just hope someday, something is done.. After all "Every Dog 'Ought to' Have Its Day"!!

Ambika

Kavya said...

That's so sad !! I saw a squrrel in the same state in Pullman .. IT looked like it was making a dash and got hit and thrown near the sidewalk on impact . . blood shot eyes . . :( . :'( and a beheaded sparrow . .

Humans !! Can't u be a bit more careful??

Brrr .. i wish I never hit any human or animal when I drive !!

LVS said...

@ambikadarolia
good thought! but then, there is a superstition that if a dog comes in your way its good for the job your going for! please i say!!

@kavya
hmm..i sure hope you don't drive at all then! :P