Yesterday I passed an 18 wheeler broke down in the middle of the road. The police were there, so was this older biker dude driving the truck and out of the cab window barking, a Pit Bull. It was in the upper 80's. I went about my business, lunch and came by an hour later. Same biker dude, but now pulled off the road into a Dollar Tree parking lot. Dog still hanging out of the cab window barking. I couldn't belive it. Old biker Dude standing there sweating, talking to tow truck drivers, dog still barking. Poor dog. I went into the Dollar Tree and bought a gallon of water and a bowl. I came out, marched up to the crusty old biker dude and said "IS THAT YOUR PITBULL?" I think I scared him because he jumped. He nodded. I asked him if he had ANY idea how long he had been in that truck. He nodded no. I handed him the jug of water and the bowl then I said "I went by here over an hour ago. It's over 88 degrees out here and it has got to be hotter than that in the cab of that truck with a fur coat on." I stood there looking at him. He stood there looking at me holding the jug of water and bowl. I stood there looking back at him and finally I said in a gruff tone "WELL GO GIVE THE BOY SOME WATER!!!" and with that it was like the switch in his head flipped on and he walked over to the cab, opened the jug, put the bowl on the floor of the truck and poured water in it for the nearly dying to get the water dog. I yelled over to him "Do NOT give him too much or it will make him barf!" The poor thing drank it down a little more and the man poured a tad more in the bowl for him. I just stood there shaking my head. The tow truck driver said "You must be a real animal lover would you like two more American Bull dogs?" and I said "Nope. If I take two more dogs home to my "old man" I'll be looking for a home." With that the old biker Dude said "I'd like to meet YOUR old man if YOU are afraid to go home and break a rule." then he chuckled. ha. ha. I just looked at the old biker Dude and said "I live with an old biker Dude like you -but he would make SURE that his dog had a drink before ANYTHING was done to his bike, or truck or himself and if you're going to ride around with the dog in the heat - make sure you keep his jug full of water." Then I got a "Yes Maam." and the tow truck driver said "I think she could take you." I just shot a look and pointed a finger. I said "KIDS FIRST BIKER DUDE." I looked at the dog who had growled and snarled at everyone else and was now wagging his tail at me and I said - "AND WHERE IS IS COLLAR and ID TAGS? WHAT IF YOU HAD GOTTEN IN A WRECK?" I shook my head and walked away. He smiled and said thanks and I left. What are people thinking when they head out with dogs in a vehicle with no collar? No leash? No water? No bowl? If he would have gotten in an accident how would ANYONE ever had identified that furkid? I still want that sign that Mstangs parents have at the end of their driveway - modified to read - UNLESS YOU SPEAK BOW-WOW - GO AWAY.