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Every summer I really get peeved at what I am about to write on. I love dogs and do not like to see how they are treated in summer months in our town.
First of all, you should not walk them on hot days, after all they have on a fur coat, lets see you wear a heavy coat while walking in the hot weather. Besides sidewalks are hot and burn the dogs feet.
Second, I never see any person carrying a drink for the dog, only for themselves. You could carry a water bottle for them and stop once in a while and squirt a little water in their mouth.
Third, I think it is cruel to make a dog run along side a bike, I never see the person stop to let the dog rest, and most dogs can't stop because they are on a leash. How would you like it if someone put a collar around your neck and made you run along side the bike, and most of the bikes are moving at a pretty good rate. Another thing is the roller blades, dogs are running pretty fast to keep up.
Fourth, Most little dogs need a break by being carried until their legs are rested. I hate to see the dogs pulling their owner in hot weather on different things.
Fifth, The owners could let their dog walk in the grass on the bike paths.
Sixth, I hate seeing dogs left in cars while people shop in the heat.
Seventh, My friend Linda has one, keeping dog's tied up all the time without attention.
These are just some of my pet peeves, let me hear what yours are about this matter. I know that the owners of these dogs love them, but do not take precaution in the hot weather.