Over the past few days we have been under a severe heat advisory. When I left work yesterday afternoon I went to our local supercenter to pick up some things for dinner. While driving I noted the outside temperature reading was 99 degrees. As I was placing my bags in the car I kept hearing what, at first, I thought was a bird in a nearby tree, yet it didn't really sound like any birds I had heard before. As I hurried to switch on the air conditioning about to back out of my parking space I was shocked to see the face of a tiny puppy as it stood up to the window in the car next to mine. The windows of the vehicle were open several inches, but this did nothing to cool the car's black interior. The puppy's coat was black as well absorbing the sweltering heat and she was panting heavily. I stopped and looked around and said to another passerby that someone had left their dog in the car. He and I stood there wondering what action, if any, we should take, wondering just how long this little puppy had been there and how much longer it would be left waiting. We tried to give it some water from a water bottle I had in my car. We anxiously watched and hoped for the puppy's owner each time a customer leaving the store walked in our direction. After what must have been 15 minutes or longer, another man came along talking on his cell phone saying he knew the owner and was calling her to come out and get her dog. As the puppy was small enough to fit through the open window, he took the dog into the store's entryway so that it could cool in the air conditioning. The above photo is Not the puppy left in the car. This is a very similar looking puppy as I remember. I don't know that the little puppy would have survived if left there......how much shopping did this owner have to do?how long would it have taken? I have never understood why people take their pets places where their pets can't go. Hope you're keeping cool where you are.