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Dog Walker- not

On 7 Aug 2014 at 9:14am middleclassandabitsmug wrote:
Getting out of my car yesterday at about 11 am at the car park at Tide Mills, there was a shortish bloke with a mustache who acted oddly. He had about 5 dogs in the car, all desperate to get out. He talked to me loudly about the weather and walked round the car promising the dogs he would let them out in a minute, almost teasing them. I went over the railway and read the info sign. After a few minutes, the guy got back into his car and drove off. I think he was a professional dog walker who couldn't be bothered to actually do the walk but wanted to be seen. Felt so sad for the dogs on such a hot day.
On 7 Aug 2014 at 9:49am Pedant wrote:
A very good point - but you must watch your syntax. You are saying that a shortish bloke was getting out of your car. We would all like to know what he was doing in your car.
On 7 Aug 2014 at 11:13am Not so Elementary... wrote:
Just because (you think) the dogs were "desperate to get out", how do you know they hadn't only just got (back) into the car?
How do you know he hadn't just returned to his car from walking the dogs, and that he wasn't taking the dogs back home - which might have been a relatively short drive away hence his "letting them out in a minute" comment?
Maybe he was walking around the car a few times simply because he thought hed dropped something (keys, phone, loos echange, dogs' ball etc) whilst loading the dogs into it?
You may well be correct in your assumptions, but there could well be a very good reason for the chap's behaviour, so I'd be careful before jumping to conclusions.
Why do so many people always seem to assume the worst these days....?

On 7 Aug 2014 at 12:32pm I read it properly... wrote:
@ Not so elementary....the words 'walked round the car promising the dogs he would let them out in a minute' is a fairly good indication that they hadn't just been put back in.
On 7 Aug 2014 at 12:41pm Leslie Hugh-Janus wrote:
Hope he wasn't one of those dog wnalkers who hurl umpteen bags of dogdoo to festoon the bushes a la Barcombe Mills
On 7 Aug 2014 at 3:12pm middleclassandabitsmug wrote:
NSE. I agree there is more than one explanation but as regards him already having taken them out: he drove in after me.

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