Monday, July 15, 2013

Dogs, Bikes, Summer

As we know, Portland has a big bicycle culture.  It's a healthy, environmentally friendly way to get around town, and that's great.  Today, though, I noticed a not uncommon sight while I was dog walking.  A young woman was riding her bike, and she had her dog on a leash.  So as she was riding, her dog had no choice but to run along side of her. 

The sun was high in the sky around 1pm.  The dog had no way of letting his guardian ("owner") know of his fatigue and need for rest and water. A dog in that situation could stumble, and possibly be dragged.  The dog was panting, and it didn't look like she was carrying water.

What do you think? 

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