Save a Life/Take a Life. Karma?
I found a beautiful yellow lab mix puppy on the side of the road last week, running in and out of traffic. I stopped and picked her up - she was SO sweet, just looked so happy to have a person petting her and paying attention to her. She was a little dehydrated and had some fleas, so I took her home, fed her, Frontlined her and set about looking for her owner. She had no collar, no microchip, so I posted an add on Craig's List and put some fliers up around where I found her, and called the local shelters and vet offices to let them know I found this dog if anyone was looking. Exactly a week later, I got a phone call from her owner who had seen one of my fliers and I got to deliver the beautiful, sweet puppy back to her mom (she had accidentally escaped from the back yard fence). Puppy just looked overjoyed to be reunited with her family, and they were so thankful she wasn't lost or hurt.
On the way back from delivering puppy back to her home, I hit a black and white dog running across the street with my truck. I pulled over and searched for it for about a half an hour (I figured the least I could do if it was terribly injured was to take to to the vet school and have it euthanized), but I couldn't find it (the side of the road was really thick woods/vines etc, so I assume it ran off in there). I know I hit it - I felt it - and I just feel so, so awful.
I feel like that was some kind of karmic message - where one life was saved, another one ended. Definitely put a damper on my day.