ahhhh , Anthony, these posts are so weird . I keep trying to imagine this scenario and each time it comes to me as a device used in movies "the flashback"! Where reality is warped because the memory is selective.
You have a van . In the van are two young ladies and your lovely wife . Dog in restraint back seat . You leave .
Now we have TWO dynamic moving participants . The attendant who wants to enter your vehicle and the dog .
See it as a see-saw , forward and back . Man opens door - dog jumps to back seat --- hey wait a minute --
page one "I finish fueling, and pull into the automated carwash. At that point, the car wash attendant asks me to get out of my truck."
page 3 - "I had left the truck to go pay for some "extras", such as tire shine, wax, etc....
Kira thought we were leaving, and jumped in my seat. ( she NEVER jumps out, no matter what, until I leash her).
The attendant opened the door, and Kira immediately jumped in the back seat. The attendant sat in the driver seat, and drove my car into the automated car wash"
Anthony -- that is two different accounts . In one you are IN the car and asked to come out , child unclips dog thinking every one is going to exit.
Second recollection you are OUT of the car and returning after paying for "extras" and attendant enters car , while DOG thought you were leaving and was in the drivers seat - no child undoing her restraint .
so in these replay what does the family do - not sit there wooden --