It wasnt funny at the time and its still not, bit I am in a good place now so at least I csn talk about it. My darling, beloved rescue dog needed very difficult, dangerous surgery and Wednesday we had to drive two hours to get him to the vet hospitsl. We were near Madison, our destination, when my husband said"Do you smell smoke?" At the moment I didnt. Then I looked out the window, dog in my arms, and saw flames coming out of the side of the hood. My husband pulled into a Shell station that was fortunately rigjt there and I threw open the door and ran about a half block away with the dog. When I turned around my hub and a gas station worker were putting out the fire. Obviously getting back in the car was not happening. We called a hauler that my hub knows from our home town and he came to tow the car to our home town. Meanwhile we had no ride to the hotel where we were staying until surgery time at 7am the next morning. We called Jumper, who planned to stay at our house to babysit for our two other dogs. She got in her car with the dogs, drove two hours to get us then drove us to the hotel and stayed with us. If Jumper had been working that day, we would have had to take csbs. We were so grateful that our daughter didnt think twice but just came out. We spent the next day at the vet hospital. It is a very prestigious one and met pet owners from all over; one even brought a baby kangaroo. She runs a sancuary. Best of all, Jackson, who had a congenital spinal disorder, survived and did well and is coming home tomorrow. I am in bliss! The car place that sold us our car three weeks ago is towing our car to their place and fixing everything. My hub is a mechanic and knows what is wrong but has no bay to fix it. He retired so his bay is gone. We will have no car for a week so Jumper and Hunter gave us my deceased Dads old car to use. The air and windows need work so hub is fixing it for them. It is the least we can do. He fixed them once before but they arent working too well again so he is doing it again. Hunter uses that car to drive all over as he often has to work out of town often and it uses less gas than his big truck. So this all happened in two days. Love and light to all!!!! Did I mention that I hate drama?