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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Saying Goodbye to an Old Friend

The Sheltie-mobile
2001 - October 31, 2009

Today, I said "good bye" to the Sheltie-mobile. My little Chrsyler Neon made its final journey this morning.

My little car has seen many things in the past few years. Its tiny back seat reluctantly accommodating two excited Shelties on trips around the province for various trials and competitions.
Lugging around countless pounds of raw meat. (Including dog toys and tracking stakes on the floor.)
Toting all forms of "dog stuff", including awkward test props for therapy dog evaluations.
And galantly braving the crazy Saskatchewan seasons.
Today, it performed its final haul. On the way back from picking up a load of raw bison RMBs, some idiot, in his exuberance for a Big Mac, decided to snub the laws of physics and cut across my lane. Little Neon tried, but just couldn't stop in time. We rammed the back wheel well of the McMonster Truck, buckling anything bendable on the front end of the Neon ... and barely scraping the mud off the rear hubcap of the gas guzzling male ego booster.

All opinions point to my little Neon being written off. The police were called and the independent witness vouched for the McIdiot being in the wrong. The insurance company has been notified, and my little Neon towed away.

I can only be thanksful that the dogs were not with me in the car and that no one was injured. Well, no living being, anyways. My poor little Neon will never be the same.

Good bye, little Neon. You were a good car.


Two Country Poodles said...

RIP little Neon! Glad to hear that no one was hurt (except little neon). What breed (make) car are you going to get next?

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

OH MY! Sorry about your car, and glad you were not hurt. Did the guy still go get a big mac? (just curious) What will you get next? At least, it's always exciting to get a new car!
Your pals, Maisie and Morgan

Jamie and Risa said...

Yikes. I'm sorry to hear the lil Neon is gone. But I'm so glad you and the boys are okay.

Cool Design Shelties said...

Sorry to hear about the accident. Glad nobody was hurt and that you and the boys are okay. Good hunt for a new car :o)


Ricky the Sheltie said...

Sorry about the accident with the McIdiot (love that perfect name for him!) but I am so glad to hear no one was hurt!

Nat said...

So glad that you weren't hurt! RIP little car.

Jen said...

Ugh. Terrible weather! I picked a lousy day to bring you your share of the Bison! :( So sorry that your poor Neon has made it's final journey, but thank God you and your dogs are ok. Here's hoping SGI is as nice to you as they were to me when I lost my beloved Focus.

Coco - The Princess said...

OMD! Sorry to hear that your little Neon was injured, but SO glad to hear that you and your dogs are no harmed.

Thank goodness! There was defanitley an angel looking after you!

Tail Wiggles & Puppy Kisses,

Coco The Princess

Tatum Tot said...

Oh no sad for the car! But of course I am glad you were not hurt, nor the sheltie hair holders! My Mom, some lady ran a red light last year and my Mom crashed into her.. BLEH. People need to be more careful!

SheltieJim said...

Oh, man, what a drag. I am SOOOOOO glad that nobody was hurt, though. I can sympathize, as I've been through an almost-identical situation (years ago). It's certainly scary and creates a lot of inconvenience. Let us know what car you decide to get as a replacement!

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