The evening was beautiful, so after work I collected my dog to take her on the south beach for a walk. I took my mum to see the lovely full moon and mum sat in the car while I went on the beach with Ellie, my labrador/collie. It was after 5pm and dark but the beach is really well lit up by good lighting.
We were enjoying playing with a ball and I took a photo of the moon shining on the languid sea.
Just then a firework rose high in the night sky, directly above us, it lit up and exploded, causing my poor dog to bolt in the sea, then another firework went up, cracking a loud piercing sound.
Instead of my dog running to me she bolted towards the road. I ran calling her name but she was not listening, she was looking for the safety of my car. She ran across the road to check another car, missed by a passing vehicle. I feared the worst as my legs could not get me quickly enough to her. I then saw two people get out of their car, they immediately realised the situation and they managed very gently to coax Ellie to calm and stop.
I would like to thank this couple from the bottom of my heart, they saved a dangerous situation.
I am afraid I did not get their names as I was upset and pretty shaken. I did thank them in my haste as I put Ellie’s lead on but I wish now I had said more. Through your paper, I would be grateful if you could pass on this message, because if not for them my dog may not be laying at my feet asleep now.