stopped to fill up my gas tank this afternoon and while waiting in line to pay I started looking at the local newspaper http://www.thenewsstar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050729/NEWS01/507290309/1002 the dog was a police dog, hurt his back, is retired pending a police commision hearing because he is the property of the parish (what the idiots down here call a county). he sleeps outside, gets table scraps with his dinner, and the door to his pen stays open. now to clarify for you...today it is probably around 95 degrees and 100% humidity. might be cooler today because of storm clouds blocking the sun. I let strider run around outside and in (at most) 15 minutes his tongue is a foot long and beet red. youd think a police dog, works as a partner not as a tool like a firearm, would get better care than this.