Yesterday’s 95-degree (!) weather brought “danger” emails from 2 alert — and concerned — readers.
One worried about dogs. The other talked about people.
M. Ford — a newcomer to Westport — asked me to remind everyone that it is never safe to leave your pet in a closed car in warm weather.
She noticed a car parked — facing the sun — at Trader Joe’s.* The rear window was cracked — just an inch.
When she left the store 45 minutes later** the dog was in the front seat, panting. The door was locked.
Fifteen minutes later — after Ford finished some work in her car — a young woman came out, got in the car and drove away.
Ford wanted to give her a gentle reminder, but worried about offending her. She asked me to pass along the warning — and adds this informative link about car temperatures (click here).
Meanwhile, Mike Nayor writes: “When the weather turns fair the number of walkers and joggers in Westport multiplies exponentially. In theory that’s a good thing.”
However, he says, one recent evening he almost hit 3 people walking abreast in the same direction as traffic. All wore dark clothing.
Mike asked me to remind people to walk and jog against traffic, so they can see what’s coming their way.
“Responsibility for safety resides with both drivers and pedestrians,” he notes.
*This may be the first story about the Trader Joe’s parking lot that does not involve a terrible parking job.
** The checkout line is usually much quicker — unless there’s at least 2 inches of snow on the way.