This Summer, Gracie, Napoleon our Puggle and Tallulah our English Bulldog and I were driving behind a car that was going 25mph in a 55mph zone on a road leading out of the city into the country.
I put my blinker on and tried to go around the slow driver. He sped up and matched my speed. I tried to meet the driver's eyes and I realized he was laughing!
It was so frightening! I didn't know what to do! We were fast approaching a car coming in the other direction. There was traffic behind his vehicle and there was no shoulder to pull over onto.
Out of nowhere, a small brown fox sprinted into the road, passed in front of the car we were attempting to pass and directly in front of my car.
He looked me right in the eye.
I slammed on my brakes as hard as I could but I still hit the little angel. I looked up and the car coming toward us did not realize were were going in the opposite direction.
He had just enough time to swerve around.
I was heartbroken. We parked on the side of the road and walked over to the broken body of the fox and cried over the beautiful life that had just been extinguished...and cried and cried.
Days later, I was about to drift off to sleep when I awoke with a start.
That fox looked at me. I know it. I saw his eyes. Wild and feral animals do not make eye contact with humans.
Also, he was running through an empty field at the speed of light, like the rabbit in Alice in Wonderland, as if he were late for something.
Foxes are typically nocturnal hunters.
Why was he running so fast? Where was he going?
It may sound crazy but I truly believe that little brown fox saved our lives that day by sacrificing his own
If he had not run in front of our car, forcing me to slam on the brakes, I am certain we would have hit the oncoming vehicle.
We named him Milagro, it means miracle.
We have also built a garden in his honor. I will share photos soon.
Thank you, Milagro. I will never forget you.