Yes, we’re in the “dog days of summer,” as the expression goes, and canines indeed are making news during these hot days, noted Grumpy Editor.
So, in case you missed these dog stories over the past week, here’s a recap:
Outside a Wal-Mart in Wayne, W.Va., a woman left her car running in the parking lot so her two dogs could stay cool while she went in to shop. Apparently the dogs became impatient and somehow one moved the vehicle out of gear.
So the car slowly drove into the front of the Wal-Mart.
Witnesses saw a pooch behind the wheel --- with no driver’s license.
One onlooker said, “The dog had to be texting."
Damage to the store front and the car was very minimal and no official report was filed.
Meanwhile, in Northvale, N.J., a dog saved its owner by breaking a pane of glass at its home and barking for help.
The town’s police chief said the dog did that maneuver and started barking to get attention. It worked.
Two women passing by called police who entered the home where they found the dog's owner suffering from an unknown medical condition and sent her to a hospital.
The dog sustained a minor injury to one of its paws.
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