The head of the K9 division in Chandler, AZ leaves his own dog in a hot car for 12 hrs. We had record heat fo 114 degrees that day. Myself, I just don't get how people forget their dogs, or small children for that matter, in a car. He says he was distracted with his Son being in a fender bender. BFD!!! No excuse! If that was anyone else, they would be in jail,(for good reason.)But since this is a police officer they're treading lightly.
Something like that just gets on my wrong side in the first place. My view,,,, he should have to sit in a hot car and go through the agony that dog suffered. People are just down right stupid at times.
I agree Riley, around us a man forgot his son in his car and forgot to drop him off at daycare. The daycare called the mom and said that the child was not at daycare that day, questioning, you know. Mom got ahold of dad and the child was already dead.
Having 2 kids myself, how in the world you can forget them in the car is beyond me!!! Don't these kids talk in the car or what? I know mine make a whole lotta racket and I would never be able to forget them in the car!
Makes me sick thinking about it, and with a dog? Especially a dog that was his "partner at work".
Kids and dogs alike should make enough noise, or distraction that there would be no way to forget them!
Changed my screen name from scenicvalesiberians to weimngolden, heads up.
I also read a story about a year ago where the father forgot his infant daughter was in the car. He went into work and came back about 10 hours later. I can't imagine not remembering that my daughter is in the backseat. I know that accidents happen, but that blows my mind you could possibly have that much going on that you could just let that slip your mind.
Considering I constantly feel Faeden's cold nose on my elbow when I am driving, I think it is next to impossible to forget that he is there.
So very sad when you hear these about little ones and animals. I am sure this man will give himself the harshest sentence anyone could hand down, can you imagine the guilt he will have to deal with for the rest of his life?
This is why it pays sometimes to be neurotic and overly cautious.
Advice is probably the only free thing which people won't take.
Well I have enough neurotic to go around, lol. The story was actually published b/c he and his wife were about to have another baby. They talked about how much their marriage had been through since the incident. I couldn't even imagine putting myself in his shoes.