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Over spring break after doing the Williamsburg thing wifey and I decided to stop and tour Monticello on our way to visit her father in Harrisonburg Va. We arrive at Monticello to a full lot on a breezy 55 degree day. My Lab/Pit mix is in the back of our SUV with each of 4 windows rolled down about an inch. We tour the house which takes about 2 hours and return to our car to find a note on the windshield reading,"Your dog is miserable. Maybe next time you should wait in the car with her".
I wish I would have walked up on the person placing the note as I would quickly have offered the the dog lover the chance to walk my 90lb territorial dog. I guess what pisses me off is that I'm taking my dog on vacation with me as opposed to kenneling her and some Dog Nazi takes the time out of his or her 55 degree day to suggest dog abuse. Like it's abusive to leave a dog in a car alone for 2 hours on a cool day. WTF is wrong with people.
Anyone else ever have to deal with a Dog Nazi?
the most amusing thing to me in this post is the suggestion that 55 degrees is some sort of good thing.
I'm with the other guy. If you're bringing your dog on vacation don't leave him alone in the car for two hours.
Well the temp in the car was about 75. Are you suggesting a dog can't tolerate 75 degrees for 2 hours?
Not going to totally agree with you, I would never leave my dog alone for two hours.. Maybe not dangerous from heat exhaustion because it was cool but somebody could steal your dog too, that does happen often. That's my personal opinion but I wouldn't go as far to leave a note. What is interesting to me it sounds like that she wasn't worried about the dogs health as she was about the dog being lonely. I don't know, my dog loves the fucking car and will go on any opportunity.
So kennel her or should I say cage her for 23 out of 24 hours.
Personally, I wouldn't leave mine in the car that long. Despite having mutts no one would want, I'd be paranoid leaving them that long without a view of the car. Either way, leaving a note seems unnecessary.
Im ready for aa 5th of vodica to end my feels.
A couple of years ago, I witnessed two older guys almost throw down in a grocery store parking lot over a dog in the car. This was in late March around 5-6 PM, temps in the upper 50s, and the guy with the dog was probably in the store for 15 minutes or less.
I would have gladly got out and helped the dog owner if things got started, but ended up being a "I will call the police" vs. " go ahead and call them/mind your own business" shouting match.
She's territorial, particularly so in the car. Her being stolen is the least of my worries.
I don't care what the temp was, you shouldn't leave your dog in the car for two hours.
Would you leave your 4 year old in the car for two hours?
I wouldn't leave my dog alone in a car for two hours for fear someone would steal/harm it, but I agree that its ridiculous to suggest that the dog would get lonely or is miserable or suffer some kind of harm from being left in a car for two hours (on a cool day with ventilation). Like you said, the car is more spacious than a crate and probably more than being at the kennel.
Would you lock your 4 year old in a crate for 10 hours a day? Would you make them poop in the back yard? Would you walk them around on a leash around their neck?
Don't be dumb.
This post was edited by MisterSmiley 12 months ago
my comments were in no way related to your story about your dog.
Once again, the alternative was to kennel her for 4 days. If people would not f with her I have no doubt she would just sleep the 2 hours away.
I don't know if I'd personally leave my dog in the car for 2 hours, but I don't think I'd be offended enough by someone else doing it to leave a note.
No just don't go to Monticello. The note was unnecessary but it just doesn't seem right
Treat your dog as you would a 13 year old.
Well, except you, nola.
Well, in the context of this story the difference between a 55 degree day and a 90 degree day is that in the 55 degree day the dog doesn't die, so it's probably relevant/a good thing.
So crate training is cool for teenagers? Teenagers should be taken for walks and poop outside?
Your dog doesn't give a fuck about a 55 degree day.
You can start to socialize Mini Smiley as well at that time.
Another alternative was not taking the tour.
It's well known that dogs are history buffs, so it was cruel of you to take the tour and not bring him along. If the note mentioned that then maybe I could see things from the note leaver's perspective.
And how long did they sit there watching your car? How did they even know it was 2 hours? That's the annoying part about the note.
Kids also like chocolate, so you should make sure that you reward your dogs with a bigass candy bar.
obviously. But this: " takes the time out of his or her 55 degree day "
This is hysterical. I guess I should've been more clear. My point is LOL at anyone who thinks a 55 degree day is a nice one.
Also, who can't predict gender at 95% based on handwriting?
This post was edited by TheColfax 12 months ago
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