To the editor:
Someone dear died Tuesday night on Highway 40 between Lawrence and Topeka. We saw it happen. We had pulled onto the shoulder to help her when we saw her walking slowly down the westbound lane. One car hit her full force from behind. It sped off. We raced to help her out of the road when another car sped toward her and threw her to her death. It sped off. Of all the cars that flew past, only one other stopped to help.
Together we looked for some way to identify her, but we found nothing. We had no way to notify her loved ones. It was up to us to pray and mourn her loss. She was someone’s child, someone’s best friend. She was a blessing to this world. She had a heart of gold. How do we know? Because she was a dog.
Please be careful wherever you drive. May we all cherish life more and take care of each other, not just those we know but all beings everywhere.