|Barked: Tue May 8, '12 6:08pm PST |
|I am pretty sure that is not the case in our state otherwise the officer would have said something. I could be wrong about that, I haven't yet looked it up, but I'm pretty sure it was just some dope overreacting about something they know nothing about.
Would you actually assume that two dogs, just laying there in the back seat doing nothing in particular other than keeping a sharp eye on the door to the supermarket, are in serious danger and in need of immediate rescuing?
Again, I could understand if it was day time, or if it was like 90 degrees even at night (which it does get around there in the MIDDLE of the summer, but this was like 60... maybe 70 degrees max--actually no, scratch that. I remember asking my fiance how hot it was, because I personally have a problem controlling my body temperature and I can be sweating even in only 40 degrees. and the car thermometer said exactly 64 that night. Absolutely, by no means dangerously hot.) or if the dogs appeared to be in distress, but when they're alert, bright-eyed, showing no signs of stress or discomfort, just chillin' with their eyes on the store waiting for their owners to come back? What's the problem there? Jumping to conclusions without taking in the fact that there's nothing wrong with the dogs doesn't make you look like a caring citizen... it makes you look like a jerk, or an animal rights nutjob, just looking to stir up trouble.
Honestly I think leaving them alone unsupervised at the hotel would have been a heck of a lot more risky than leaving them in the car for 20 minutes. They've stayed in the car plenty of times, they're more than used to it. Leaving them in a hotel however, they're not used to that, and not only could they injure themselves but the hotel staff would call AC and have them taken away, because leaving dogs alone in the hotel -is- against policies.
Edited by author Tue May 8, '12 6:20pm PST
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