hot days, blacktop, and dogs--a rant

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by sourland, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Yesterday the Princess and I went to the fair at Kutztown, pa. Temperatures were in the 90's and many people brought their dogs. Much of the fairground especially around the "venue" buildings and eating areas are blacktop. Can you imagine how hot that blacktop was?

    The first incident that I witnessed involved a Cairn terrier X. Husband says to wife, "I don't know what is wrong with him." The dog was trembling, staggering drunkenly, and panting and salivating excessively. I replied, "He is suffering from heat prostration, and unless you get him off that blacktop and cooled off he will be dead shortly." They scooped him up and rushed into the shade.

    Incident number two involved a pretty little yellow lab X that was walking very happily through one of the buildings with the young couple that she belonged to. As they approached the exit and blacktop she balked. I said to her owners, "she doesn't want to go out on the blacktop." With a quick grin her owner picked her up and said, "I know. I've been carrying her all day." Good owner, good boy good boy.

    I blew my cool on the third incident. In the middle of a large expanse of blacktop a young woman was standing with a young long haired black pup that was 6 to 9 months old. She was jerking the dog around telling him to SIT. Poor dog was lifting first one foot and the other as if doing a jig. I said, "Lady, he's burning his feet." She replied, "I know." "What? Then why the h**l don't you move him into the shade before I go and find Security?" With a dirty look at this "meddling old man" she moved him into the shade.

    Common sense is an oxymoron, and some peoople should not be allowed to have animals or children. The Princess said, "You yelled at that woman." "Yes, but I really wanted to smack her and take away her dog." [​IMG]
    OK, I feel better now. I've been stewing about this since yesterday. Thanks for allowing me to vent.
  2. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN

    I am amazed at how stupid people can be about their dogs. If you wouldn't walk barefoot on the hot surface than your dog probably doesn't want to either.

    (Of course, I am biased. I put in airconditioning for my dog porch. My girls are spoiled!)
  3. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 31, 2008
    I know!!!! [​IMG] the stupidity of some people kill me...

    I was at Home Depot and this guy left his dog in the van windows were open about 4" but it was HOT out.. not sunny but overcast and HOT I went to the store manager and alertd him asked him to go over the loud speaker and request the owner return to his vehicle... the manager refused and then I called 911 from my cell within minutes police and animal control were there and the guy was taken off HD property with an escort. 10 minutes later THE SAME GUY WAS @ Walmart... I again went to store management and told them what happened at HD and the store manager did a page and when the guy came to customer service the manager asked him to leave the store and come back when his dog was not with him...

    Last year a guy and I got into it real bad in the parking lot of TSC and the police were called by a bystander because we were screaming in the parking lot and when the police found out that I threatened to bust the guys window next time the cop replied good for her!! LOL
  4. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Twice I've seen this jerk drive once from OP to Jacksonville and once at Navy Federal at Regency Square (in Arlington, Jacksonville,FL...)

    With a pretty Rottie (pure looking) tide in the back of his truck by the neck.... I need to keep sizzors in my car... if I can just use his blind spots to sneak up...

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  5. melodie_a

    melodie_a Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2010
    Sanford, NC
    I thina lot of people just dont even think about how hot those surfaces get. We always have shoes on so it just does not occure to some people. Dogs are just an acessory to some people. It is really a shame. I can not tell you how many times I kick off my shoes and feel the pavement to make sure it is not too hot for our boys. I would feel horrible if they got hurt because I was careless.
  6. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    It horrifies me how little thought people put into their pets. (And children, but that's another thread entirely)

    Good for you, sourland, going to bat for those who have no voice. I'm proud to be able to call you friend.
  7. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2011
    North Carolina
    sourland, don't ever become a pet groomer. You would not believe the things people do to their dogs. We busted one older couple getting their dog out of the trunk on a summer day, and the worst thing was the backseat did not lay down in the car and the dog was in a carrier.My boss gave them a "talking to" needless to say and they did again! I guess the seats in the car were worth more than the dog, my question is: "WHY DID YOU GET THE DOG IF YOU THINK HE IS TOO DIRTY/HAIRY TO RIDE IN A CAR?" (He was in a pet carrier, how much damage could he do?)Rant complete.
  8. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    We were at our local "farmers market" yesterday with our dog and I like that down there several vendors make sure they have water bowls for visiting dogs. We also made sure our dog stayed off the hot black top and mostly in the shade. One guy was pushing his dog around in a stroller [​IMG] I asked my husband if he was going to start doing that too. He said maybe!
  9. ladyride

    ladyride Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2011
    East Tn
    Here of late I have seen small dogs being drug by leashes on hot pavement cause it was really too hot to walk on [​IMG] , mine get carried across pavement ( spoiled ) [​IMG] .dogs tied to bumpers owners come out forget they are back there drive off [​IMG] , thank goodness the last 2 have been prosecuted. Dogs tied in the back of pickups left in parking lots no water available or shade [​IMG] . I carry water for mine & have been known to walk up to strange dogs give them a drink of water. esp when they are tied . I often wonder what are these people thinking then realize they aren't they have limited brain capacity , yet these same people breed ugh. Don't get a pet if you don't know how to properly care for it ! Don't take it out in this heat when they have been used to a/c they have fur coats they can't remove . Much applause to those who have spoken up for their pets & the neglected one's of others . I love my babies much more than I like some people !! Another quote that comes to mind is you can't fix stupid Ron White.
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Quote:Tell the Princess I said you did good and she should bake you a cheesecake, with your choice of topping. Also, perhaps a backrub would be in order?


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