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Does anybody remember, a few years ago, there was a huge outcry over people leaving dogs in their cars, sometimes for hours, with the windows closed, or just barely cracked open, and with no water?

Does anybody know somebody that tends to latch onto one little shred of information and decides to base a religion around it?

Yup, so anyway, we stopped for lunch after Mom finished at the doctor and Windy, my dog, and I did some shopping at Petco.  All four windows in the car were open wide, and with the slight breeze, it was actually a few degrees cooler in the car than outside, but somebody HAD to call the Police.

Apparently, however, the officer just walked up, saw Windy happily looking around and with both regular and ice water available to her and just walked away.  He was still sitting there when I came out (yes, I did check on her previously) with her leftovers and didn't even bother confronting me, just drove away.

I suppose I shouldn't complain about people who try to be concerned with something other than themselves, but really, I can't consider a knee-jerk "call the Cops" in a situation like that anything but an attempt at self-glorification.
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6 years, 9 months ago
That's pretty stupid of the person who called the cops ._. ..........seriously. There was obviously no reason for concern in that case... XD
6 years, 9 months ago
iknowrite?  Really, I try to give her the benefit of the doubt (I know it was a Her because my sister is a hostess there and the woman told her) because her concern was based on true events, but yeah, in a Dizney "Based on True Events" way.  It just worries me that if there ever is a situation that the cops should be called for, they'll be less likely to make it any kind of priority.  You know, the whole "Woman who Cried 'Wolf Stewing in its own Juices'" story.

Oh, by the way, that "Don't let your dog even sniff chocolate or they'll die" thing?  Yeah.  According to the documents that I've found, it takes at least A POUND of the average milk chocolate to cause a toxic reaction in a twenty pound dog.  Only a few ounces of dark, and yeah, actually, you probably shouldn't let your dog anywhere near Baker's Chocolate, but still...

I just can't understand why things need to be blown all out of proportion.  It makes real warnings and concerns meaningless.
6 years, 9 months ago
Lol sorry it took me a bit to respond XD
And yeah, I know exactly what you mean =.
Yup. It sure does. I didn't know the exact amounts in regards to chocolate, but I knew many a person who's dog got into the easter candy or what not and was just fine.

But it certainly does downplay the real warnings.
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