My name is Joey and I’m a chocolate Labrador Retriever.
I can barely remember it, but when I began writing my story I was 9.78 years old. That’s a pretty exact age but I know this was correct. You see, I had been taken to the emergency room of the animal hospital in Roxbury MA after I dug my way under our fence one morning and was soon hit by a car. At the animal medical center, they calculated my age – to two decimal places!
Although I was in a hospital, I really made lots of friends there, and this is where my story begins!
Don’t dogs look both ways when they cross the street? Aren’t they sad when they’re in the animal hospital? Why is his tail wagging? I want to pet Joey; Can I pet him? These are some of the questions that children have asked me or my parents about dogs, and about me, a chocolate Labrador Retriever, since I was hit by the car.
I have heard the expression, “Dog is man’s best friend” and I think that man is a dog’s best friend, too. So my website is dedicated to our friendship – to our owners, our doctors, the children who love and care for us, the mail carriers who leave us treats every day, and the Animal Control policemen who bring us back home after we’ve escaped!
Since I was hit by the car, I’ve put together a dog’s perspective on how to care for a dog that has been hit by a car or a dog that has been wounded or injured. Mine is a story of trauma, recuperation and renewal. It’s amazing how little time it took for the “trauma” part, and how long it took for the “recuperation” and “renewal” part.
And please, please comment! Let’s be friends! my dog got hit by a car