SCHOOL SAFETY | WORDLESS WEDNESDAY

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Tuesday while Harley and I were on our morning walk, we realized summer vacation was coming to an end. And while most parents are busy scurrying around for school supplies, and new shoes (of course) – other children have already returned “back to school.”

Tragically though, in the beginning of each new school year too many precious children become victims of senseless and most often “avoidable” accidents occurring while either walking to school or trying to board the school bus.

Therefore we should all “pledge” to do our part – especially when we get into our cars. We should remember about school safety and drive with extreme caution every morning and early afternoon.

Harley and I found this short little poem (by Helen H. Moore) on the internet and think it’s a “doodle-cool” fun way to practice school safety with your children. And who knows – pawhaps you might blend it with a catchy jingle (like the ones that get stuck in your head) and find yourself  “jamming” to your own tune when your behind the wheel 🙂 …

RED means stop, YELLOW means wait,

And GREEN means go, go, go!”

These are the rules that keep us safe-

the very best rules to know!

 Let’s be safe out there ~ Harley 

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30 Comments
  • DashLilly
    August 20, 2014

    looking good Harley!

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 20, 2014

      Thanks Dash and Lilly. Too bad that little car wasn’t real – it’s awfully cute!

  • MyDogLikes
    August 20, 2014

    Thanks for reminding everyone how to be safe!! Happy WW!

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 20, 2014

      Just trying to do our part! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Talent Hounds
    August 20, 2014

    Great message!

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 20, 2014

      Thanks Talent Hounds, let’s hope the message makes an impact 🙂

  • Ann Staub
    August 20, 2014

    Harley, do you have any tips for people at 2 way stop signs that have cross-traffic? The people at my daughter’s school apparently do not know how they work and it drives me insane!

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 20, 2014

      Ann, I don’t have children in school anymore and what I see during my morning walks makes me want to scream!!!! I have been seen giving drivers a good talking to at many a corner. I’m sure the only reason they listened to me was because I had Leo with me 🙂

  • Tenacious Little Terrier
    August 20, 2014

    Don’t forget to wear your seat belt too!

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 20, 2014

      Tenacious Little Terrier – that is so true. Silly me, I forgot to add that in there!

  • Golden Woofs: Sugar
    August 20, 2014

    PAWsome Reminder. Happy Wednesday. Golden Woofs

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 20, 2014

      Thanks Sugar!

  • slimdoggy
    August 20, 2014

    Thanks for the heads up Harley!

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 21, 2014

      You’re welcome Slim

  • Pamela
    August 20, 2014

    Thanks for the reminder about school. I’ll have to pack extra yummy treats on walks.

    We live one block from an elementary school and one of the crossing guards has treats. Honey goes insane and it’s all I can do to keep her from rushing into the street to say “hello.”

    Good little rhyme. You should print a large version of your picture and post it near the schools.

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 21, 2014

      Hey Pamela, that’s a good idea. I’m not sure if the schools would post it, but it’s worth looking into. Thanks for the suggestion

  • Rama's Mama
    August 21, 2014

    Great little jingle! Very catchy! And I love the car!

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 21, 2014

      Thanks Rama’s Mama! I’m thinking about teaching the kids in my neighborhood 🙂

  • Jackie Bouchard
    August 21, 2014

    A great reminder. I’d hop on any bus being driven by Harley! I’m sure he’d go somewhere fun!

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 21, 2014

      Jackie that makes two of us! No telling where we’d end up though 🙂

  • Jenna Drady
    August 21, 2014

    What a pawfect message!
    Happy WW!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 21, 2014

      Thanks Jenna – Every new school year I worry about all the precious children trying to get to school. Just wanted to give others a “friendly” reminder.

  • Lauren Miller
    August 21, 2014

    Thank you for the reminder!

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 21, 2014

      No prob Zoephee – thanks for stopping by!

  • Tiffany's Diamond Dogs
    August 21, 2014

    It still feels strange not to be going back to a official education and then to hear that school’s in or out-I didn’t even really notice! lol This is very good advice.

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 21, 2014

      For a lot of us – it’s definitely difficult to remember if you’re not connected to school in one capacity of another. I usually don’t notice either.

  • Kelsie Merwine
    August 21, 2014

    Definitely so important his time of year! Looking good, Harley! 😉
    – Paw waves from the Pyrs at It’s Dog or Nothing

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 21, 2014

      Thanks Kelsie – just something I thought worthy of sharing 🙂 Thanks for stopping by….

  • Tiffany
    August 28, 2014

    Loving his ride. great picture.

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 28, 2014

      It actually reminded me of something you had as a child at Ft. Benning (back when you were an only child!)

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