chewbecca wrote:I don't want to be a jerk here, but Misskiwi lost her dog in a tragic accident which she feels AWFUL about, and people are arguing about how bad it is to keep a dog shut in a car. I think it's a little tacky, to say the least, and I think it's a little...mean.
We all know that it's not good to leave a dog in a car for long periods of time in extreme weather, but it's not like she left the dog shut in the car in 90 degree weather, with the sun glaring in on the car, to run into a crack house down a few blocks where she remained for the majority of the day.
She lost her dog. Do you think rubbing salt in the wound is going to make anything better?
Sorry, I am just speaking in general. I know what it's like to lose a dog that was one of the most beloved creatures on the planet to me, ever, and to think "What if I...?". I know our situations aren't the same, but she's feeling the loss of her dog.
I doubt she needs anyone to tell her what they think about her leaving her dog in the car...38583 times.
Im not posting to rub salt in any wounds and Im not even talking about Misskiwi directly. In fact if you read my posts directed at her I say how sorry I am that it happened. What I do think is important is pointing out the dangers of leaving your dog in your car like that, what happened is horrible but it was preventable. We wouldnt be having this discussion if someone posted about their dog dying when they left them at home with another dog unsupervised, there would be many people posting angry posts about how irresponsible it is. Im not trying to be a jerk, I posted because it bugged me, besides Misskiwi posted this topic to bring attention to how dangerous it is to leave your dog in your car and how heat stroke can happen when you dont expect it to. If this thread was in memorial I wouldnt bring it up, but its in the health section.