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PSA: Never trust your dog with traffic
Just a reminder to everyone that (like me) likes to walk their dog off-leash because "they are so obedient/careful".
Mucho the other day blindly crossed road (actually a crossroad, for double the danger) to go smell a very interesting lamp post. A car was coming (very slowly thankfully) and I had to jump in front of it yelling like crazy.
Thankfully both Mucho and the car stopped at the exact right moment, but the car still went over him a bit (without actually touching him). He ducked and went under. A taller/larger dog would surely be hit.
Mucho and I got really lucky that both of us are unscratched (I did a Superman manoeuver where I tried to stop my car with my hands). This was a free lesson: it only takes a single bad moment for bad things to happen.
From now on Mucho goes off-leash only at the park, everywhere else, even for his potty, I have him on a leash, and not even those retractable ones.