First of all my dogs are crated when they travel with me 99.9% of the time. Well, today I took Sage along because she was sitting at the door waiting to go to work with me...poor decision as I have 2 kennels borrowed out and a 3rd stored in my garage that wasn't ready to go...yes I still took Sage and I had her leash belted into the back seat. About 10 minutes into our trip 4 deer came out of nowhere...1 to my left, one to my right and 2 directly in front of me:(  I gently slammed on the brakes as I wasn't sure how icy it was and luckily the deer finally went in the ditch BUT not before Sage ended up on the floor. This could have been much worse if I had hit one but I guess luck was on my side and Sage was fine...just a reminder of how important crates or dog restraints are to keep our 4 legged ones safe:)

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Comment by Abbey & Anne on January 21, 2014 at 9:01am

Glad you and Sage were not hurt. Deer in the road can cause alot of danger. Stay safe....

Comment by Jane Christensen on January 21, 2014 at 8:56am

Thanks everyone... This stretch of road almost always has deer along side it just not on the road. I can't imagine hitting such a big  beautiful creature. I have hit several raccoons as they dart out from the ditch but a deer is such a beautiful big animal...plus would do much more damage:( 

Comment by Bev Levy on January 21, 2014 at 8:38am

So glad you are both safe!

Comment by Anna Morelli on January 20, 2014 at 11:53pm

Glad all is well, including the deer.  Life is dangerous to your health :-D

Comment by Linda on January 20, 2014 at 10:51pm

Very glad to hear that Sage, you and the deer are all ok!

Not only can your dog be hurt but in a high speed crash your corgi can become a missile that can kill you flying from the back seat to the front.

Comment by Natalie, Lance &Tucker on January 20, 2014 at 10:48pm

thanks for the reminder!  glad to hear Sage is ok. 

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