THis post is from Stella Rose's Mom
Our weather in Iowa last night was very dangerous with the fog...there was no visability and no one should have been out traveling. My son in law had surgury at the VA hospital and we thought they would be home by 2 before the fog got any worse, but his surgury lasted till 600 and he was still in recovery till 900pm. The babysitter Kylei had gotten needed to go home so Butch went to get our grandkids so they could stay the night with us. A normal 20 min. drive took him almost an hour. That is how thick the fog was.
Next door to us is a building that people are turning into a new church. They have been working on it for weeks. Sometimes they bring their little dog over there and Sammer runs across the yard to visit. He always gets in trouble for not listening to us. I put him and Stella in their pen last night after Butch left. Later I went to get them, and got Stella first and put her in the house. When I had Sammer in my arms, the next door dog started to bark, but it was so dark and foggy you couldn't even see in front of you. Sammer jumped out of my arms and took off in the direction of the church. I ran after him but couldn't see at all, so ran back to the house to get treats and a flashlight. I called him for a long time, but could only hear them barking. Later I couldn't hear anything, and started to get very very worried. stella stood at the porch door all the time waiting for us to get back in the house. Butch and the kids were coming back onto our street and found Sammer. Someone had hit him and he died instantly. I feel so awful that the kids had to be there, Stella is heartbroken and Butch and I are in shock. We buried him last night beside Turdie.