14 August 2008

Dogs in Cages

I walked past this car in a parking lot, and two little dogs started barking at me. Should they be packed-in like this?
 

6 comments:

Archer said...

I look at this picture and I am amazed that someone would pack up thier pets like they are just pieces of luggage. I think they will probably survive the trip and since they are in crates they probably won't be crushed by everything stack on and around them. But it's still disturbing that someone could think so little of there pets as to "pack" them this way. WOW, how bizarre.

Mark Miller said...

We don't have dogs, so it's never come up for me, but I've often wondered what the proper way is to safely transport a dog in a car. I see a lot of 20-50 pound dogs standing on the seats with their noses out the window.

Twenty pound kids have to be in car seats, and 50 pound kids have to be in seat belts. If I'm bringing a 30 pound package home, I usually put it in the trunk, or belt it into a seat so it doesn't become a missile during a crash.

I would think the same precautions should apply to pets. Are there such things as doggie car seats or seat belts?

Anonymous said...

Looks more like a pack rat to me. besides the cooler it looks like a lot of garbage in the back...this person probably has multiple mental problems.

VisuaLingual said...

Mark, there are seat belt-type contraptions for dogs, although I wouldn't trust either the contraption or the dog to stay put during travel. I think the seat belt could further injure an animal during an accident.

Matt Ross said...

"Uh, yeah Jimmy, it does look like they died from suffocation, but I made sure they enough open holes in their cage to be able to breathe. In actuality, it was probably heat stroke from magnification of the sun through the back window. You know how you used to kill ants on the sidewalk with your magnifying glass? Well, it's the same kind of thing. Our car was kind of like a big magnifying glass, and your puppies were kind of like those worthless little ants. In essence, this was just a science experiment - an experiment that you've obviously condoned through your own behavior, Jimmy. Now take a couple of these dirty laundry bags out to the creek there and start scrubbing. And wipe those tears off your face, you don't want your mother thinking you're a girl, do you?!"


Just a guess.

davidcarney said...

With the hatch left open like that, it's obvious: the owner was hoping somebody would feel sorry for the snarling creatures and take them home. Hope is the thing with feathers, but don't stick your fingers in it's cage.