Sorry to hear about your accident, that's never fun. Dealing with cops, on the other hand, can sometimes be fun.
I know how you feel about seeing that dog, I've been on both ends; Having to protect a small dog, and then other times having to stop a big dog from pulling me down the street. We may love them all, but they sure don't all love each other.
Also noticed you're from Rockwall. The residents of Rockwall and Garland were awesome to us during Hurricane Katrina for 2 weeks. The local businesses and churches brought so much stuff to our hotel for needy families that I had to volunteer to help drive the stuff across town to other families in more need. Our family had escaped major loss narrowly (tornado bounced over house, took half the shingles off and cracked a few walls but fine other than that).
But it wasn't just the hospitality from charity groups, it seemed there were nice people everywhere we went (with the exception of a few spots in Dallas). Total contrast from what I remember in Houston. Last time I went to Houston it seemed everyone was in a bad mood, from the Restaurants to the hotels, even at Six Flags. Anywho, just wanted to throw that in there, I think the people around Rockwall are just absolutely great.
That line of storms got to us soon after, but it was nothing at all, just a rain event. It sure didn't stop the phone from going off at 3am like WW3 was kicking off. Scared the crap outa me! Apparently something about a tornado in the area... meh, let it take me in my sleep. Tornadoes actually scare me so bad that I'd rather the thing just take me in my sleep then to know it's coming. Geesh, glad we don't really get em around here. Glad to hear you're okay, Mother Nature is cruel and unforgiving sometimes.