Luck changes after keys, puppy locked in car

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - THE SOCIAL PAGE -

RE­CENTLY, I drove to a cor­ner store to pick up a news­pa­per at about 7:30 a.m. It was very cool out­side, so I brought my five-month-old puppy Win­ston along for the ride as he loves the car. The win­dows were cracked open about 2.5 cen­time­tres, and I was away from the car for about two min­utes. I was driv­ing my daugh­ter’s car, as she had just moved to Ot­tawa and left her car with me. To my great dis­may and hor­ror, I had ac­ci­den­tally locked the keys inside the car, and there is no spare set. I had no idea what to do, so I ran home, re­trieved a hangar and was com­pletely un­suc­cess­ful in un­lock­ing the doors. Poor Win­ston was pan­ick­ing, as was I. Luck was def­i­nitely on our side that morn­ing, as a nice young man was walk­ing by and came to our res­cue. He man­aged to open the door, was in­cred­i­bly friendly and of­fered me some good ad­vice about a de­vice that can be ad­hered un­der your bumper con­tain­ing a spare set of keys (which I plan on cut­ting.) It would have been a long, ex­pen­sive and stress­ful sit­u­a­tion — par­tic­u­larly for Win­ston — had I been forced to call CAA. I just wanted to en­sure this gen­tle­man knows how much we both ap­pre­ci­ated his ran­dom act of kind­ness. He could have just walked right on by. Thank you very, very much.

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