Luck changes after keys, puppy locked in car
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.