?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

This Takes The Cake

There was a story on Fox news (Channel 8 in Cleveland) about a woman who was driving around with her dog, came home, and went into the house to do housework--forgetting her dog was inside the car.

It's hot here, in case nobody knows.

So anyway, she's putzing around for a period of time, dusting or vaccuuming or whatever people do when they clean house (I have no idea) and she hears the car horn blow. She checks it out and discovers her beloved pet is still in the car and appears to be blowing the horn to attract her attention.

To her credit, she provides first aid to her extremely overheated dog before rushing him to the vet. The dog survives, thank God. THEN she goes on to give an interview to the news station as a warning to others.

A warning against what? To not be STUPID? Everyone knows not to leave their pets in the car in weather like this. There is not a SINGLE PERSON IN THE UNITED STATES who has not heard this warning. People don't leave their dogs in hot cars out of ignorance. They do it because they choose to do it.

That aside, I don't understand how anyone can "forget" their dog is in the car any more than I can understand how they forget they left a baby in the back seat. I always knew where my kids were every minute. I know where Elijah is, too. It's not like he doesn't make his presence known.

This owner was lucky, and I'll give her the benefit of the doubt that this was an accident. The dog, of course, was even luckier. But seriously, if I ever did anything that stupid, the last thing I'd do is go on TV and announce it to the world.

Tags:

Comments

( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
sartorias
Jul. 13th, 2010 05:43 pm (UTC)
There are people so locked inside their head that they forget such things. I know some. They DO need be be jolted outside of their heads by such reminders.
onegrapeshy
Jul. 14th, 2010 11:32 am (UTC)
I can't imagine being that oblivious.

Then again, I'm the one who sat at my kitchen table and watched my window burn, wondering why that candle looked so bright... :) :)
edgyauthor
Jul. 13th, 2010 08:48 pm (UTC)
Wow, thank goodness that dog is okay! I have no idea how some people can forget things like that, especially since I can't ever imagine "forgetting" my own doggie.
onegrapeshy
Jul. 14th, 2010 11:33 am (UTC)
Yeah, dogs aren't like cats who disappear for hours!
christine444
Jul. 14th, 2010 04:19 am (UTC)
Sounds like the dog is smarter than the owner (blowing the horn)...
onegrapeshy
Jul. 14th, 2010 11:33 am (UTC)
Got that right!
jongibbs
Jul. 14th, 2010 09:35 am (UTC)
It's a mad, mad world
onegrapeshy
Jul. 14th, 2010 11:43 am (UTC)
Mad, and sometimes maddening!
ophelialaughs
Jul. 14th, 2010 12:24 pm (UTC)
onegrapeshy
Jul. 14th, 2010 01:37 pm (UTC)
Guess she can kiss HER retirement goodbye!

^%&$!
fuguemacabre
Jul. 14th, 2010 10:43 pm (UTC)
The same thing happened to a K9 dog a month or so ago. The cop was fired.
( 11 comments — Leave a comment )

Profile

onegrapeshy
Jeannine Garsee
Website

Latest Month

January 2015
S M T W T F S
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

FRIENDS' BLOGS/WEBSITES (other than LJers)

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Paulina Bozek