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Dog Runs Over Owner

Bad To The Bone - Dog TruckThese days there’s nothing better than hearing the old man ask, “Wanna go for a ride?”

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always loved jumping into the front seat of his chick truck and watch the world fly by. It’s just now I prefer that over “Wanna go for a walk?”

Any questions as to why, take it up with my bones.

Anyway, I remember the early days when I’d occupy the suicide seat of his rusty, old cars. There was always something wrong with his vehicles. It ran the gamut of steering issues, oil leaks and transmission malfunctions. It was a simple equation: mechanical = trouble.

Since my father is a mechanic’s son, none of these things ever got fixed until it absolutely, positively needed to be.

Like when the old man broke down on the highway with steam coming out of the radiator. He hadn’t fixed the water leak and was plumb out of the H20 needed to keep it cool. So what does he do? He pours a bottle of champagne (which he’d received months prior from work) into the radiator to get him going again.

Too bad I couldn’t find a Congratulations On Getting Your Car Running Again card to send him.

Fortunately I wasn’t along for that ride. Or maybe it was fortunate for my father. Just read this story to find out why.

RIDGE MANOR — Searching for oil leaks underneath his pickup truck, Christopher Bishop placed his Ford F-150 in neutral and left the driver’s door open.

Unwittingly, Bishop also left himself vulnerable to his rambunctious bulldog, Tassey.

According to a Hernando County Sheriff’s Office report, Tassey hopped into the truck and jumped around in the front seat, knocking it into gear and causing it to roll over the left side of Bishop’s body.

Bishop, 43, was transported to Pasco Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

According to the report, Bishop was checking his truck at his home at 4000 Burwell Road at 8 p.m. Sunday when the accident occurred.

After being run over, Bishop said he was able to get up and into the truck and stop it before it hit a fence next to his single-wide mobile home. He then placed the truck into park, shut it off and went inside the house.

But after several hours of intense pain, Bishop finally decided to call for medical attention. Asked why he waited so long to seek help, Bishop told deputies that he doesn’t like doctors.

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