dog tags, we all do a lot to make sure our dogs are easy to identify. But despite all of our efforts to keep our dogs safe, we sometimes forget to take care of ourselves. I never realized how important this was this until I was involved in a fluke accident at the dog park that landed me in the ER.
I was later told that a dog had run full-speed into my legs from behind, and I fell back so hard that my head bounced on the concrete. Considering how fast some of these dogs run, I'm surprised it doesn't happen more often.
At the time I lived alone, and no one knew I had gone to the park. I didn't have any type of ID on me, so the hospital didn't even know who I was until I became conscious again. Plus, since we store most phone numbers in our phone, I couldn't even remember the numbers of people to call.
Besides a slight case of Vertigo, everything turned out ok in the end. This incident really opened my eyes; I never expected anything so dangerous to happen just by a routine visit to the dog park. Thinking about how many more dangerous things I do, I decided to get my own form of "human dog tag".
this Road ID which slips into the laces of my shoes; they also have wrist and ankle tags. It lists my name and 3 people to contact in case of emergency. I wear this when running on the lakefront, and I make E wear one when biking. Considering I never thought something so crazy could happen at the dog park, I always want to be prepared because you never know when the next fluke emergency could hit.