Justified & Ancient
- Jan 9, 2012
How would you know if a dog was a ghost and not real? There may be many more ghost animals than we realise because we don’t pay attention to them.I suppose I don't really think about those much a) because I've never really heard of ghost foxes and ghost hedgehogs anyway and b) how would I know the 'ghost' ones from the real, given their somewhat transient nature?
For example, what will happen if a dog runs out in front of my car whilst I’m driving down some deserted road at night and I feel a bump or believe I have hit it? if I’m a good person I will stop and check. No injured/dead dog? Then I either missed it or sadly it has limped off injured. No house nearby? Oh well, drive on.
The same situation with a human instead of a dog elicits fears of accidentally killing or seriously killing somebody and the penalties that might incur,. For example, a hit-and-run prison sentence if I drive off and don’t report it only for a following motorist to find the injured/deceased
Bit long-winded but can you see my point? Also, motorists don’t offer lifts to dogs they see by the side of the road but rather assume it has an owner