My wife and I went to Golden Corral, north SBY, to celebrate our 40th anniversary and my 50th anniversary of having Lyme. We took our dog along; she loves to ride in the car. Since it was 67° and cloudy/rainy, we rolled the windows up and left her in her car. We sat in the restaurant at a window where we could watch the car and keep an eye on her.
We had gotten to eat most of our first plate of food when we were notified that someone had complained to management about her being locked in the car with the windows up, and was threatening to call the police. My wife had to skip our anniversary meal, go out and sit in the car with our dog so that the windows could be down a bit to please you. Note: this is a rescue, a bait and fighting dog rescue, for her, and for passers-bys, safety, she can’t be in the car with the windows down as she protects her car, STRONGLY, VERY strongly when people get near her car. This dog is our “baby”; we protect her as if she were our own child. If it were sunny, or hot, she wouldn’t be in HER car; she’d be home in the air conditioning. But with temps in the 60’s, and no evening sun shining down (it was drizzling all day), she likes to go with us for a ride in her car, just like most dogs do. The interior of the car was at most one to two degrees warmer than the air temps. She was NOT hot, let alone in danger from the heat. Several of the customers had sweaters and coats on, heat was not a problem.
Please people, use your bloody mind! My dog was not in danger, was not panting, she wasn’t hot, if anything she was chilly. The windows were up for her, and your, protection. Most people like to close their windows when it’s raining. There was no reason to challenge the management, or to threaten to call the police on us. It was in the 60’s and cloudy. Instead, you ruined our anniversary meal, upset the dog, and stuck your nose where it didn’t belong. Luckily, the windows WERE up, or she might have bitten that long nose off when you threatened her and us.
Please, use common sense. If it’s hot and sunny, and the dog is in distress, call the police. If it’s cool and rainy, keep your nose where it belongs, on the end of your face.