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Old 07-09-2015, 04:35 PM   #1
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I hate people

Had to run into walmart for some paint

parked behind a truck with a bumper sticker that read:
"Somewhere in Kenya, a village has lost it's idiot"


I walked past the truck, and a beautiful black and white collie is panting like crazy. running back and forth from driver's side to passenger's side sticking it's nose out the 1/2 inch window gap trying to get some air. I said "hey buddy" and he kind made this whining noise.

I verified the engine was not running, before I called PD as I walked in the store.
I found the idiot! And so did animal control!

I was in the store 30 minutes, and when I walked out, I saw the animal control officer had blocked the truck in... the passenger of the truck didn't have a key, but was unloading his basket into the back of the truck ahead of the driver...

I had met one officer walking in, as I was walking out and I asked him if he found the owner... he said "we're still trying to locate him."

the thermometer in my truck said it was 93 degrees.
I started thinking while I was in the store, that I didn't want to get anyone in trouble... But, by the time I came out, I realized the dog was the victim of an idiot, so I didn't feel so bad for the driver! Of course I don't want to get anyone in trouble, but I won't stand by and watch an animal suffer
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Old 07-09-2015, 05:16 PM   #2
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Some people just do not think. ever. apparently.

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Old 07-09-2015, 05:19 PM   #3
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Honestly, if you blow out the window, the cops aren't going to care. And, if anything indemnify you in the event the owner decides to sue
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Old 07-09-2015, 07:19 PM   #4
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I've called the cops at least a half dozen times. When the owner has come out before the cops came, they usually say I was only gone for 5 minutes. Yeah, right.
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Old 07-09-2015, 07:32 PM   #6
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Old 07-09-2015, 07:52 PM   #7
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I go ape$hat on anyone who leaves their dog in a vehicle. Of course, its bad here in Fl.
I've cursed out "sweet" little old ladies over this.
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Old 07-09-2015, 09:28 PM   #8
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Maybe you should bust out a window and then the other window and another....and when asked why you busted so many windows to get the dog out, just tell them he was by this window and I busted it , then he ran over there so I busted that one .......
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Had to run into walmart for some paint

parked behind a truck with a bumper sticker that read:
"Somewhere in Kenya, a village has lost it's idiot"


I walked past the truck, and a beautiful black and white collie is panting like crazy. running back and forth from driver's side to passenger's side sticking it's nose out the 1/2 inch window gap trying to get some air. I said "hey buddy" and he kind made this whining noise.
. . .

the thermometer in my truck said it was 93 degrees.
I started thinking while I was in the store, that I didn't want to get anyone in trouble... But, by the time I came out, I realized the dog was the victim of an idiot, so I didn't feel so bad for the driver! Of course I don't want to get anyone in trouble, but I won't stand by and watch an animal suffer
Good for you! We gotta look out for the animals when they can't look out for themselves. Reminds me of a few days ago when I had a much nicer experience: was in The Home Depot in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and a lady in there had her dog with her in the shopping cart while it was about 93 out. The THD associates were very kind to the canine and his keeper.

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Honestly, if you blow out the window, the cops aren't going to care. And, if anything indemnify you in the event the owner decides to sue
Guess the same isn't true if you scratched out the "Kenya" on that bumper sticker and wrote above it the name of whatever state matched the truck's license plates.
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Old 07-10-2015, 03:41 AM   #10
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Good job.

I would have taken some pics, and blown that window out with a large socket. Key is to throw it so hard, the socket go's right through the vehicle, taking out both front windows. Then pull the string line I tied to it, so you don't loose the socket.

Then I would have loaded the dog in my ride, and left. I would either keep it, or pass it to someone I know that is looking for a dog.

Reason being? If he is mistreating and putting The dog's life in danger now, what is going to change in the future?

In many of my pics, some of you have seen a short legged, long body, long haired, black and white dog. His name is "Swiper".

My kids named him from the kids cartoon "Dora The explorer". He was named after the fox, due to his cute slender little face.

My dog Swiper go's everywhere with me. Job sites, shopping, ect. If he is not allowed on a work site, I work somewhere else.

It's only 32 C here and 70% humidity at worst. If my dog must stay in the car, I stay with him. Also, none of my vehicles have AC.

In real hot times of travel I wet Swiper and myself down when hot. This allows him to cool somewhere other than his panting, and my any water I splash on my self is moisture my body won't have to sweat out.

I have had kidney stones more than once, and this time of year hydration in the first thing I think about every morning. So every morning a YETI cooler is loaded full of ice, bottled water, and pure fruit juices.

When I'm working, if Swiper can't run free, I chain him to the car, with my cooler open to him to drink the ice water at his pace. He lays in the shade of the car, and I give him a sign saying "I have everything I need, Please don't start drama". I spend my breaks with him, and he gets to meet many people and other dogs. Children are his favorite as he likes the energy they give off.

My little buddy sleeps under my bed, and in my car at night when away from home. Unlike in most southern places, it gets nice and cool at night, so this is not a heat issue.
Swiper has never bitten anyone in his life. He just don't have it in him. The kids in the passed have been awful to him, but never a chomp.

He hates people on hard drugs, and will sniff the drugs out if someone has any that is approaching, then loose it on them as soon as he has located it. This I never trained him, he just started doing it on his own when we lived in the hotel the summer and fall of 2014. He is also defensive against people that have over consumed alcohol.

No one ever steps in his poop. He only poops in long grass or bushes. Again, I never trained him to do that.

Swiper only barks when acting as a guard dog, chained up, or if some one is carrying bad energy. When chain up as a guard dog, he uses a different tone of bark for the different distances of the intruders he has detected. This I trained him to do.

His breed is almost half Border Collie, about a quarter Corgi, and some wiener dog. The father was a full Border Collie and his Mom was the Corgi / wiener dag.

He is nine, and I'm seeing him slow down a bit. I love the little guy as he was our family dog from my previous marriage. So really he belongs to my kids. Everyday with our fur friend is a blessing. He brings great energy to most places we go.

Please folks continue to watch out for kids and pets in vehicles.

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