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 --
I'll say this right hand raised, and under oath!
While pulling into the automated carwash, I rolled down window (sorry, forgot to mention) and asked the attendant if the free carwash included tire shine. he said no. He asked me to leave the vehicle to pay for extras. My daughter wasn't paying attention, and thought we were all getting out. (Getting out of vehicle at carwash, is fairly routine)....
Fast forward, the attendant entered the vehicle briefly to move it up, so they could attend to the next vehicle, while I pay.
Now, back to reality.....
Carmen, this was supposed to be a fun post. I do apologize if I don't recall every explicit detail, in the order it happened.
As far you're concerned, I do feel (as well as some others), that you're bordering on the line of stalking and harassment.
If you have a problem with me, my dog, or any of what it is about me, please just come right out and say whatever it is that bothers you. There's no need to take every post of mine, and turn it into a p*ssing match.
You may not like me, you may not like my dog or the way i've raised her.. not much I can do about that. It is what it is
I come here to share a common interest, and to learn from other's experiences.
Just a footnote..... What I DID learn from this thread, is that my dog reacted no differently than many others. She seems far more "normal" than she's portrayed to be. The reactions from these dogs, were such a mixed bag, that who in their right mind could say one way was more right than the other?
Lots of subliminal lessons in the thread.