Just when I thought things couldn't get any worse.... They did.
If you dont already know I have a young Cavalier King Charles Spaniel called Sid/Sidney/Sidders.
As pathetic as it may sound I absolutely adore him, he's my baby, I persisted for 2 long years to get him and now I have him I shower him with love.
All Sid has ever known from a puppy is love, and he therefore has the best of everyone in him, because he has only ever known the best of everyone.
Since moving house I have had a recurring dream that Sid escaped from the garden and got run over on the busy main road directly outside my house.
Today that dream very nearly came true.
To cut a long story short, some builders who came to collect some scaffolding from the garden didn't shut the main gate properly. Sid then escaped onto the driveway and managed to wriggle under the driveway gate.
The road outside my house is the main connecting road between Bradford and Halifax, and it was rush hour. I was almost 100% sure that when we found him he would be dead.
As my mum, brother and his girlfriend rushed out of the house to find him, I couldn't do anything but cry hysterically. I was too afraid to go out and look for him because I was certain the image in my dreams would turn to reality.
I literally felt like I was dying inside.
I was unconsolable. I was on the phone to Karen the whole time and she was doing everything in her power to calm me down. I was the closest I have ever been to having an Asthma Attack in the last 2 years. I couldn't breath, I couldn't think straight, all I could do was cry hysterically.
The pain I felt made me think how the pain of losing a child would feel. The thought was unbearable.
When I eventually got outside within a couple of minutes I saw my Mum emerge from a grass verge with Sid in her arms. I started crying even more at the relief of seeing him safe and sound.
A young girl had rescued him from the middle of the main road, and taken him to safe keeping in her garden. :) The dream very really became reality, and Sid was so lucky to not have been ran over.
I bought the girl 2 boxes of chocolates and couldn't thank her enough. She told us they were going to check if he was Microchipped (which he is) and try and find his owner that way.
My advice to anyone out there that owns a small dog, is to make sure there is no way that he/she can escape from the garden, and make sure they are Microchipped, just in case they do escape.
After all of that I am going to relax this evening, have a nice long bath, and give Sidney lots of cuddles :)