Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Would Your Humans Do This?

Hi everyone! Here in Chicago it has been really nice out lately! The weather has been in the 70s and sunny! It is breezy and cool outside, and we love it. Whenever Mama is home, she makes sure to take us outside. She brings her books, her computer, or her knittung outside so we can get plenty of fresh air!
One day last week Mama saw something sad. She went to school, and walking through the parking lot, she heard someone barking! Mama followed the sound and found a car, with the windows rolled all the way up, and a little dog inside. As Mama walked closer to the car, the dog's barking turned to happy barks, like, "Hi! I'm in here! Come see me!"
It was only seventy degrees out, but Mama had noticed that when she had driven to school, her car had been uncomfortably hot and she'd had to roll down the windows. So she was worried about the little dog! First she wrote a note, saying something like, "Even though it feels cool out, it can get as hot as an oven in your car. It is very dangerous for your dog. Please don't leave him in the car alone. Signed, A Pet Lover." She left it under the windshield.
Mama went into school, still worried about the dog. She thought she could find a security guard and ask him if they could help the dog. She went into school and looked around, but she couldn't find anyone to help. She went to her class and told her teacher about it. The teacher said she'd call security, and that Mama should just get started with her work until they came. Well, the teacher must have forgotten about it, because the security guards never came!
So, durng the class break, Mama ran outside to check on the dog. Thankfully, the dog and the car were gone!
Mama thought about it all day. She wondered if it seventy degrees was considered cool enough for a dog to be left in a car, and if she was just being a worry-wart. She wrote an email to the eople at Pets Teach Us So Much, and asked them what they thought. So, they wrote about it in their blog, and they're going to discuss it in their podcast tomorrow evening.
What do you think? Do your humans leave you in the car when it is seventy degrees? Our Mama never leaves us alone in the car because she worries that someone would steal us (because we are such highly valuable dogs and cats!) but she knows many people do leave dogs in the car when they stop at the grocery store or go out to eat. We wondered, if your humans saw a dog in a car on a fairly cool day, what they would do or think.
Thats it for now! We love you, friends!

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Amber DaWeenie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Well, we think it is NEVER safe to leave us in a car no matter what the weather is like. In fact, here in Florida there is a LAW against leaving any animal in a car alone. Mistakes have been made and animals have died because of a careless owner.

On a lighter note, we have seen many dogs in cars, parked in parking lots, with their Daddy sitting with them. Hey....lots more fun to sit in the car and wait while the lady of the house goes shopping than to be dragged around looking at unmentionables.

Frankie Furter said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

When it is 70 Outside it is 20 degrees WARMER INSIDE the car. My mom does not allow me to be left in the car... unless she has my Ice Pack on the seat fur me. AND then only fur a FEW minutes. My dad and mom take TURNS staying in the car with me most of the time.

Anna the GSD said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Mom only leaves us in the car if it's cool and all the windows are down OR if it's too hot, with the air running. But she'll never leave us in there for long or leave us out of eyesight...she'd never go into a store and leave us out there! Like Amber said, if we do get left when someone goes in the store, it's only cause dad is there with us in the running car.

OMG! Poor doggie! Way to go mom for leaving a note, maybe that will make them think...maybe.

meowmeowmans said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We never leave our pets in the car. It's just too risky no matter what.

Have a great day, and good for your mom for being so concerned for that doggy's safety!

Daisy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The SPCA and PETA have brochures/leaflets outlining the dangers of leaving pets in car. You can get these and leave them on the car windshield to educate the owner.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

you did the right thing. I give you credit for writing the note. People can be COMPLETE idiots sometimes.

I wish someone would leave THEM in a car with the windows tightly shut and it being "only" 70 degrees out.

See how fast THEY wouldn't be able to breathe!

Kudos to you for caring and for letting that moron know what they did!

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