Blacktop on a summer afternoon becomes hot. Our thermometer on Monday read 88 degrees. I recently witnessed something I do not understand.
A small puppy was made to walk across the street on blacktop too hot for my fingers to make contact with for longer than two seconds. Why would any adult lead a puppy across a Frederick city street surface too hot for an adult to walk across barefoot?
I am in my 60s and a resident of Amber Meadows. We have lived here for 21 years. Witnessing this made me shed a tear for the puppy. A puppy will follow its master.
Animals and small children do not have control over their safety. I grew up in the country in Carroll County. We did not treat our dogs or cats in such a way. Why do these things happen on the street where we live?
Thank you for listening to my concern.