As I was leaving my little town this morning on the way to work, several cars passing each other honked their horns, and not in a greeting-like manner.
This is unusual here. Drivers rarely honk their horns at one another; it's rude.
Then I saw it: a small black and white speckled dog was in the road. Everyone was honking the horn to get the pup to the other side of the road before it got hurt.
So that's what all the honking the horns was about. I should have guessed as much.