Last weekend it was 85 degrees in Solana Beach.
I went to the store to buy Benadryl for my dog because he has hot spots and this gives him some relief.
There’s a Petco next door, and I decided to bring my dog along so he could take a walk in the air-conditioned Petco after I picked up his medicine. We do not have AC at home, and my dog was uncomfortable.
When I went into the store, I parked under a tree and left my dog in the car with the windows up. I knew I would be less than 5 minutes. Sometimes he whines when I leave him; that’s why I didn’t crack the windows.
I trotted in, grabbed the Benadryl just in the doorway, used the self-checkout and was back within 4 minutes tops.
My dog did not die.
He was not any more uncomfortable than he had been earlier, but I have to say I was concerned there would already be some weirdo in the parking lot ready to call the police.
It’s southern California; there’s no shortage of nuts.
This is the world we live in, where good dog owners are running into stores worried someone will break into their vehicle in an attempt to do a “good deed.”
I’m thankful for fall, for cooler temperatures. More dogs will get to go places.
Ace and I had a great time strolling through the air-conditioned Petco, carefully checking out all the toys, bones and food. He forgot about his hot spots and his achy limbs. He gently touched his nose to each bin of goodies, wagging his tail, glancing up at me.
I’m glad he didn’t get to miss out.
I love seeing dogs in cars.
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