I love my animals. They don’t judge and they always are ready to “be your best friend”, as I heard someone say one day. But we also need to care for them properly. They depend on us to do so.
Now, I know we all put our own spin on what pets are to us but when I see “common sense” being interrupted, it really irritates me.
I was visiting a friend who lives in a colder region of Canada – (heck, they’re all getting colder at this point…but whatever, lol) – and saw someone attend the event but leave their dogs in the car. The night was cold, very snowy and the event would be going for hours. They got out of their car which was going to be left outside for hours in the very cold night. I know this person would be working and unable to get to their car so these animals would be alone in the cold. Why, people, why? All I could think of was “hey, stupid…why??!!” Do you really need your dogs that bad that you can’t leave them at home where it’s warm or with a friend? Something?? It reminded me of last summer where I saw this elderly person leave their little tiny dog in their car, left in the shade with a window cracked open. To COOK?!?! The poor little thing had pushed itself into the opening of the window and was trying to pant and quickly breathe the air from the window. It was wining and yelping at me and wagging it’s tail when I walked by. It was acting really “floppy” and dizzy-like. When I peeked into the other windows, I saw a leash and there was a water dish on the floor – but empty. I figured out who it was and handed them their very warm dog – on the leash. I told them I got their dog out of the car because it was crying, barking and – cooking! It was cruelty to animals. They said they loved and adored their dog and wouldn’t go anywhere without it…and it was fine. I demanded that they keep their dog with them and not alone in the hot car. Then the person showed my the water dish. They said it was full when they left the dog so it would be fine. Ug!!
Oh my goodness! Obviously is was NOT!
Anyway, where is the common sense in people nowadays? I felt like say: If I left you in a car (cold or hot weather – doesn’t matter!) for hours and hours…I’m sure you would cook too! You wouldn’t like it!
Ok. Rant over for now…