Letter: Rescuing a dog in need
This past Monday I took my dog, Bailey, to Woodville Park to let her run off some energy. This was the first nice day after six days of rain. At the park they are building football and soccer fields for the county. Bailey fell into this huge pit where they are getting dirt for the fields. The pit is about 20 feet deep with about five feet of water in it. She loves the water and that explains the situation she got herself into.
Chris Clifford was working a bulldozer and saw the trouble I was in. He stopped what he was doing and came over, he climbed into the pit, swam to Bailey and carried her to where she could get out. He was up to his neck in water. If he hadn’t been there I don’t know what I would have done; you see I’m no spring chicken and I don’t get around like I used to. The good Lord works in mysterious ways.
After Bailey was back safe in the car, Chris and I had a nice conversation. I learned quite a lot while talking with him. I hope I get this right, but he said all the playing fields in the county except for the high school were or are built using only volunteers. I believe Chris Clifford was in charge of doing a majority of them. Again he is volunteering all of his time. I have been to Woodville Park several times to let Bailey run and most of the time a bulldozer, grader, front-end bucket loader and two dump trucks are working, all by volunteers.
I tip my hat to Chris Clifford for getting my dog out of the pit and for all of his volunteer work he donates to the country.
By the way, you should stop by Woodville Park located off Glass Road and enjoy its beauty and peacefulness.