today i took my dog to the downs ( a massive grass area in bristol) ive taken her thre twice before and she loves it cos she gets to run around. we played fetch for 20 mins, then out the blue she decideds to run off . i dont know if something startled her? i kept calling her name but she kept running and running towards the busy road!! i was like OH MY GOD shes gonna get run over!!!!! so i ran aftre her . she kept running and i kept my eye on her , she went to my car and was jumping up at the boot as if she wanted to get in, i called her again and she ran towards me, i got my hands on her-- thank god i said!!! i nearly had a god damn heart attack!!!! i thought i could trust her being off the lead but just goes to show. i feel so stupid.....ut: never again. it got me thinking, if she did ever get knocked down by a car what would i do? sounds dumb i know . would i take her straight to the vet or what?? im so glad she didnt get knocked down.