Thanks for running over my dog (sincerely)

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To the man in the Jeep who ran over my dog on Harrison:

Thank you! My 2-year-old dog, Buddy, got away from me Wednesday and ran into the street after another dog — right in front of your passing Jeep. Seeing him run directly in your path made my heart sink, and I am sure made you feel sick as well.

Somehow — through luck, divine intervention or your skill as a driver — your Jeep went right over the top of him, leaving him unscathed.

Thank you for stopping to see that he was all right. In my panic to see that he was fine, I didn't take the time to say that then. I hope the event did not ruin your day.

Buddy is fine. If you are in the area again, please stop by so I can thank you in person and Buddy can share a treat with you. Thank you again for running over my dog!

Tim Magee
Oak Park

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Posted: January 30th, 2012 9:24 AM

Buddy is my Dog, My dad wrote this article. For all who wrote a comment Saying my dad is a jerk, can clearly not read. The guy who ran over Buddy, DID NOT STOP to see if Buddy was okay. Thank you, and take your smart ass comments some where else. (:

Lori Malinski  

Posted: February 16th, 2011 9:38 AM

@Curious - the article infers the driver didn't stop at all - not even after the incident to be sure the dog and owner were OK. Also for the record - I read Mr. Magee's comments as sarcasm and a bit of anger toward the driver. Totally understandable.

Brent Borgerson from Oak Park  

Posted: February 11th, 2011 9:45 PM

Tim, were you being ironic (sarcastic) or did the guy stop? If it is positive like I read it,why the negative comments? Brent


Posted: February 11th, 2011 2:47 PM

@Lori - Why do you assume the driver had any chance to miss the dog? My guess is the dog dashed out and the driver had two choices: keeping going and hope for adequate ground clearance, or swerve/brake and hit something on either side. Sounds like this turned out well and the driver stopped to check on the dog. Why call him a jerk?

Tom Scharre  

Posted: February 10th, 2011 5:04 PM

Tim: I am happy for you. Even happier for Buddy. And kind of bummed that a feel good story should elicit such bitterness.

Not Like You from Oak Park  

Posted: February 10th, 2011 4:00 PM

Buddy's owner is irresponsible. I feel bad for Buddy and for the driver who had to experience that.

Lori Malinski  

Posted: February 10th, 2011 3:48 PM

As a relatively new dog owner, I'm appalled! Sickened! What a jerk! So happy Buddy's OK!

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