Monday, January 14, 2013
Musing On Monday #4
Hunting Dogs in Trucks - The other day when we were driving Mom and I counted 5 open backed trucks that had dogs in them untethered. We were horrified when we stopped at the traffic light to see a truck in front of us with a yellow lab in the back suddenly take off quickly when the light changed - the dog in the back which was STOOD on the left hand side - untethered - slid quickly to the right and almost out of the truck. There were two lanes turning so if the dog had slid out - he would of been under the wheels of the car next to the truck and would of been killed or severely injured. Sadly we live in an area that is hunting crazy - and this is a very common sight but what I do not understand is WHY these owners do not take the simple precaution of tethering their dogs. I heard from our local vet the other day that the hunters in our area spend thousands of dollars on their hunting dogs - so it seems even crazier to put such an a prized pupster at risk. Whether they are worth thousand or not - EVERY dog deserves to be looked after properly and this is not proper at all! It is time this practice was made illegal for it is not only putting us pupsters at risk but also the hoomans who have to swerve or slam their brakes on to avoid missing a dog that has fallen from a truck. The only thing I can say to these irresponsible hoomans is BAD hooman - BAD hooman !!!!!!