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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Nutt View Post
    Maybe it was a rental.

    Sorry, Wayne. I think it is a 2005 or so Expedition
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    Too bad you had to experience that! Sometimes pet dog people are the most ignorant. Yet their dogs are the most ill mannered! Cudos to that officer! Hope you have better training days ahead without meeting up with the likes of her again!IMO
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    I think I'm going to weigh in at least partially on the side of the woman. I think that the best approach would have been to ask the desk to give you a few minutes as you had just stepped out of the shower and then take your shower, go down and be an ambassador for the sport. Meet the woman, show her how nice the accommodations are in the truck (I have never seen inside one of those either) and assure her that the dogs are well taken care of. That might have made a friend out of someone who was, after all, just concerned about the welfare of your animals. When people approach you concerned about the welfare of your animals in the trucks, why not take the opportunity to show off the truck? Would two or three minutes kill you? Wouldn't it be better to take a chance and possibly win a friend instead of absolutely solidifying an enemy? Dog trucks in parking lots is a close as many people will ever get to a hunt test of field trial. Why convince them that the folks who participate in these activities really are jerks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HPL View Post
    I think I'm going to weigh in at least partially on the side of the woman. I think that the best approach would have been to ask the desk to give you a few minutes as you had just stepped out of the shower and then take your shower, go down and be an ambassador for the sport. Meet the woman, show her how nice the accommodations are in the truck (I have never seen inside one of those either) and assure her that the dogs are well taken care of. That might have made a friend out of someone who was, after all, just concerned about the welfare of your animals. When people approach you concerned about the welfare of your animals in the trucks, why not take the opportunity to show off the truck? Would two or three minutes kill you? Wouldn't it be better to take a chance and possibly win a friend instead of absolutely solidifying an enemy? Dog trucks in parking lots is a close as many people will ever get to a hunt test of field trial. Why convince them that the folks who participate in these activities really are jerks?
    Wowsers. I won't speak for Ted, but when someone's first order of business is to call the police on me, the relationship is off to a rocky start. I've dealt with these types. They aren't curious and no amount of reasoning will convince them that you have the dog's best interest in mind. It's not uncommon for do-gooders to "emancipate" dogs from a crate or box at a hotel even near highways. People who are either too rude or too stupid to mind their own business don't deserve the kind of treatment you describe. Anybody with half a brain understands that a guy that has a $20,000 stainless box on his $50,000 truck probably cares about his dog's welfare.

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    If you spend all your time being an "ambassador" to noisy @$$holes ,you'd get nothing done. Handled well Ted ! (probably better than me)
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    Quote Originally Posted by HPL View Post
    I think I'm going to weigh in at least partially on the side of the woman. I think that the best approach would have been to ask the desk to give you a few minutes as you had just stepped out of the shower and then take your shower, go down and be an ambassador for the sport. Meet the woman, show her how nice the accommodations are in the truck (I have never seen inside one of those either) and assure her that the dogs are well taken care of. That might have made a friend out of someone who was, after all, just concerned about the welfare of your animals. When people approach you concerned about the welfare of your animals in the trucks, why not take the opportunity to show off the truck? Would two or three minutes kill you? Wouldn't it be better to take a chance and possibly win a friend instead of absolutely solidifying an enemy? Dog trucks in parking lots is a close as many people will ever get to a hunt test of field trial. Why convince them that the folks who participate in these activities really are jerks?

    Well HPL, I agree with you. I would have tried this first. And I have. One couple I met this way called me later for a friend looking for a lab pup. I pointed them in the right direction for the temperament that would best suit their family's lifestyle. There is always time to call in the law later.
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    Ya'll know what opinions are like, don't ya?

    I'm with Ted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles C. View Post
    Wowsers. I won't speak for Ted, but when someone's first order of business is to call the police on me, the relationship is off to a rocky start. I've dealt with these types. They aren't curious and no amount of reasoning will convince them that you have the dog's best interest in mind. It's not uncommon for do-gooders to "emancipate" dogs from a crate or box at a hotel even near highways. People who are either too rude or too stupid to mind their own business don't deserve the kind of treatment you describe. Anybody with half a brain understands that a guy that has a $20,000 stainless box on his $50,000 truck probably cares about his dog's welfare.

    You and Shawn are just flat wrong. I have met plenty of folks with attitudes like yours in all walks of life and they mostly just make things harder for the rest of us. I couldn't have given you anything like a good estimate as to what a dog box like that costs nor would the price you paid for your truck have ANY bearing on my guess as to how you treat your animals. How gentle would you be if someone came up to you and expressed concern for your dogs' welfare in person (as opposed to suggesting that they would call the cops)? As your first name is Charles I'm going to assume that you are a male. A woman might be afraid (and by your post, sounds like justifiably) to question your behavior in person, so calling the hotel manager and suggesting that the police should be involved might seem like a reasonable act. It is neither stupid nor rude to question someone's treatment of their animals. How many CHILDREN do we hear about every year that either die of cold or heat in a closed vehicle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Shih View Post

    Sorry, Wayne. I think it is a 2005 or so Expedition
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    I like HPL's idea, but sometimes you just know when you meet people whether or not the'll be receptive to learning something new. I also like to reserve the right to NOT have to explain myself to strangers when I've done nothing wrong....moreso when I'm hot, and tired and in need of a shower, lol!

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