today as i left work, i noticed a brown nose poking out the window of the car parked next to mine. i, of course, stopped for a better look. it was a lovely old chocolate lab, trying desperately to get her nose and eyes to the open bit of the window at the same time so she could figure out who was near the car.
now THIS car belonged to a coworker. so i called into the building and asked permission to pet. the response was, "the door is unlocked, i'm sure she'd love a hug".
so i crawled inside for some nice retriever smooches.

just the thing to take my mind off the impending traffic jam.

-kelly
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so i crawled inside for some nice retriever smooches. just the thing to take my mind off the impending traffic jam. -kelly

)) I can relate.
Gwen
I guess you are just going to have to get more dogs,kelly, as having seven of my own I find I get more than enough love, so do not have that urge to go kiss another dog in a car.
Hey maybe he was a Chessie? Emotion: wink
Paulette~
"The only thing about resisting temptation
is you might not get another chance"
so i crawled inside for some nice retriever smooches. just the thing to take my mind off the impending traffic jam. -kelly

:)) I can relate. Gwen

You can?
Paulette`
"The only thing about resisting temptation
is you might not get another chance"
Is it that common where you are to leave pets in cars? At 70 deg. outside it can get to over 100 deg. in a car in a matter of minutes, and that's with a "crack" in the window. Where I live (La) it is illegal to leave a pet or child unattended in a vehicle. Police would be called, car windows would be broken, pets would be confiscated and tickets would be written.
Is it that common where you are to leave pets in cars? At 70 deg. outsideit can get to over ... in a vehicle. Police would be called, car windows wouldbe broken, pets would be confiscated and tickets would be written.

Which is a symptom of how stupidly anal and interfering society has gotten.

I travel with my dogs all the time. They travel in crates. I do not believe in leaving my dogs alone in hotel rooms. I do (gasp) go to dinner on occasion while traveling. I do NOT leave the dogs in the car if there is any danger whatsoever of their overheating. I can open the car completely if needed to make sure they get proper ventilation one excellent reason for crates. I would be severely *** if some interfering busybody suddenly decided that I was being cruel and tried to rip my dogs out of the car not to mention the kind of reception they would get from the dogs fat chance of some stranger trying to remove them from their crates without coming up missing some pieces and parts.
Certainly children should not be left in cars, and certainly dogs left in closed cars on hot days can get into trouble pretty quickly. But to pass a law saying that no dog can ever be left in a vehicle for any amount of time in any weather or time of day is just ludicrous.
Which is a symptom of how stupidly anal and interfering society hasgotten. I travel with my dogs all the time. ... ever be left in a vehicle for any amount oftime in any weather or time of day is just ludicrous.

When you consider that 9 months of the year, almost any time of day is too hot to leave a dog in a car that isn't running with the AC cranked all the way up, its not a silly law. Alot of people don't think twice about leaving their dog in the car for a half hour or so as long as the window is cracked. In very hot & humid climates, as little as 10 minutes can kill a dog. Its inhumane and has as much right on the law books as any other inhumane act IMO.

Tara
Unless I'm mistaken, what you are saying is that the law in LA says that no dog can ever be left alone in any car at any time for any reason the dog will be confiscated and the owner guilty of cruelty. What about when it's 50 degrees outside? What about at night when the temperatures drop? What about those other 3 months? What about using some simple common sense?

The average humidity level in LA is far, far less than it is where I live, and yet many people trial with their dogs and (gasp) actually crate out of their car with the help of strategically placed tarps and crate fans. Should these agility trial participants be hauled off to jail en masse? Are their dogs, shaded by screens and cooled by fans, being abused as they sleep the day away?
Yes, it's a stupid law, because it presumes that there are NO conditions in which it is ever safe to leave a dog in the car. And I'll repeat it that's ludicrous.
The average humidity level in LA is far, far less than it is where I live,

Uh, unless I'm getting(?) senile, when Tara says "LA", she means "Louisiana", not "Los Angeles". I'm almost afraid to ask where you live if the humidity there is "far, far higher than Louisiana".

Lee
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