The second reason is that somebody has been parking on the street with their bumper well into my driveway, and because backing the truck out in the dark means I risk dinging that car, I had to pull straight out of the driveway without stopping to close the gate. When I do stop, I lock my tires to a slab of curb inside the driveway. However, because that means leaning to one side of the driveway, the side that somebody is protruding their bumper, it makes backing out impossible.
Okay, so where was I? The dog got out because of this and I end up paying nearly $200 of back licensing fees to get the dog out of doggy prison. Does that make Copper a rescue? Anyway, if there is a way to request a car to be towed for merely protruding their bumper two inches into my driveway, that is exactly what I'm going to do next time. Try to be a nice guy, and if I scratch the car while backing out, guess who is going to end up having to pay damages.