Tragedies Happen at Campgrounds, Too!
On Sunday I was witness to a horrible tragedy. A little girl had her arm mangled by a dog. I heard the attack not far from me and ran to help, but it was too late. I made sure the little girl was safe from a second attack, but there was no loose dog in sight.
She was rushed to the hospital for surgery. The fate of her arm is still yet to be determined. It is a terrible, terrible situation.
I was the only adult outside in the area and the closest person to witnessing the actual attack. I’m now caught in the middle of a very confusing and messy situation. While certain folks are ready to take responsibility and do the right thing in order to assist in the investigation — others aren’t. In fact, now things have gotten very quiet here as the less-cooperative types are seemingly developing a scheme behind closed doors. (One of the prime suspects are friends with the guardian of the child. A less-likely dog is being held in quarantine for 10 days because the guardian pointed a finger at it, instead).
I’m so sick for the little girl and pray that her arm can be fixed.
And I’m sick about the behavior of the people who are hiding the truth about suspect dogs while others suffer and potentially put others’ safety at risk. I would never expect this from my fellow RVers — not even the resident-types. Unfortunately, if lawyers get involved, it’s likely I’ll get called back from my trip to give more statements. Which means, maybe I should leave a little sooner…
In light of this incident, I’m debating whether I’m going to run away from town next Monday or simply move to another park for a few days while I move forward with the poker adventure I had planned here in Vegas.
The most exciting new development is that I landed a job in North Carolina late November and am in the beginning stages of travel arrangements. The only thing I’m certain of is that I’ll hit Atlanta on the tail-end of the trip to see a Thursday Night Football game between the Falcons and Saints and then fly back to Vegas from there.
December and January are definitely shaping up to be Southern California/Arizona adventures with a possible work stint in Atlantic City.