Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Camden County Georgia
Re: Unfriendly rottie at spay clinic and owner clueles
Well, after thinking about it, I did over react. Many dogs I know spend all their lives riding in the back of pickup trucks, and I wouldn't stop Bear from riding in one either. It RARELY gets THAT cold down here, but even if it did, I think I was wrong, it's not the end of the world.
As for taking the dogs camping, well, I guess my dogs WERE spoiled then. Of course it also depends on where you grew up. If you left a dog tied up in the garage where I lived (Fallon, Nevada) you wouldn't have had a dog when you got back. If the temperature didn't kill them then you would have HAD to leave a door open somewhere for ventilation and coyotes would have gotten them.
Still, yeah, compared to what it sounds like your dogs went through, yeah, they were spoiled.
As for roadtrips, we didn't have a choice. ALL our family was back east, and we couldn't afford to fly. That meant that once a year my Dad took a month off in the summer time and we DROVE across the country. It was a GREAT learning experience for a kid, but we couldn't leave the dogs behind. Wasn't an option. During the day it's 115 in the shade in the summer, and at night it's anywhere from 20-40 degrees. I mean, you could leave the dogs behind, but they'd be dead.
Bear- Rescue GSD
Long stock coat
Bear's Philosophy? If you can't play with it or eat it, pee on it and walk away!
All that is gold does not glitter; not all those that wander are lost.