This morning on the way to work I was headed east on 4th Avenue when I suddenly noticed a kitten scooting across the road directly in front of me. The kitten was on my side of the yellow line and I had no time to stop, so I just cranked my vehicle to the right waiting for the inevitable thump under my tires and the accompanying knot in my stomach. There was a car coming the other way and the driver must have wondered what in the world I was doing. He would have noticed in a second or two.
When I swerved around the kitten I was happy that I didn’t hear or feel anything. Then I took a look in my mirror and noticed that the kitten was just standing in the spot he was when I went around it. Whew, that was a close one. If there was ever a time to stay put and not move, that was the time, and that kitten nailed it. Good job buddy.
I would consider not running over an animal a pretty good start to my day, but not getting run over by me was a pretty good start to that kitten’s day, as well!