Maybe it was just luck, maybe it was fate.
Whatever, three tiny, very frightened puppies got a second chance at a decent life because Judith Fleming of Kenmore cared.
A community nurse, Ms. Fleming was on her way to visit a patient in Newfane Monday when she noticed a light blue truck, traveling ahead of her on Route 104, pull off to the side of the road. The driver threw a small puppy out of the window.
"I stopped my car to see if what I thought I saw was really a puppy," she said Tuesday. "When the driver of the truck saw me stop my car, he sped off."
"What I discovered was not only one tiny puppy, but two more shaking in the nearby bushes."
The puppies spent the rest of the day making rounds with Ms. Fleming, who took them home.
Now, Ms. Fleming said, "I just want to be sure . . . the puppies go to a good home."
Anyone interested in the two females and one male can contact the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 205 Ensminger Road, Town of Tonawanda.