Does anyone think this OK?

Shoot the breeze and stay in the loop with the unhinged and unhooked word on the street.
dirt
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Mon May 25, 2015 3:38 pm

Firstly; I'm not a kiteboarder but I am a mountain biker. Went for a nice ride today at Afan forest park. Quick little loop of Penhydd at the trail centre. There was another group who parked opposite us who also rode the same trail. It's about 2 odd hours if you take it easy. No probs.
What has this to do with kiteboarding I hear you ask? Well, we returned to the car park and spotted this;
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I've just joined in the hope that the perpetrator is sufficiently shamed to not leave his flipping dog in the van!
Doggy might look happy enough but it was 17-18 degrees (easily shorts t shirt and our van was hot enough for us to have the windows down).
This isn't going on to social media etc, I don't want their business to be affected, I just wanted to point out that this is not cool. If you're going riding or whatever, leave to dog at home dude.
whaleshark
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Tue May 26, 2015 9:00 am

Presumably your first port of call was to ring the number on the side of the van?
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JGTR
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Tue May 26, 2015 9:37 am

Why not just ring the number in the van if you are so concerned? Seems a very cowardly way to address the issue, an anonymous post on a public forum???? Did you leave a note?
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Tue May 26, 2015 10:12 am

JGTR wrote:hy not just ring the number in the van if you are so concerned? Seems a very cowardly way to address the issue, an anonymous post on a public forum????
A bit of a silly thing to say. The lad/ladette only has the interest of the animal in mind. Posting on here is perfectly reasonable considering the circumstance.

Why should he phone the number on the side of the van?

If a van was parked outside your house and he was burgling your place. Would you phone the number on the side of the van?

Should have phoned the RSPCA or given it a half hour or so and broken the window to give the poor thing some water and air.
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Tue May 26, 2015 10:41 am

It's my van/car........which was actually parked under the trees, it also had six windows open in total (the Berlingo is unique for this) and dogs water bowl in the back(which my wife topped up with fresh water before we headed out).

It stays pretty cool in the back, way cooler than any car I've ever known, prob all the windows and the blacked out windows I guess.

As mentioned, my number is on the van and we were never far away plus the rangers et al know us at the centre so would have been able to help out if needed.

We are sorry if this upset someone but we do believe he was fine and would never be irresponsible enough to put him in danger.

But if a problem please give me a call.
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Tue May 26, 2015 10:53 am

Sorry you'll have to explain what this has to do with burglars??? :?

If his concern was the dog then ring number on van.

If the dog was at risk of serious harm then something should have been done at the time - Police, RSPCA, break window, report to rangers, wait for owner to return etc. I would question why none of this was done if the OP was so concerned?
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Tue May 26, 2015 12:17 pm

Typical biker, I bet he posts on STW wears lycra uses SPD's and drives an Audi..

You can see the open windows, left my dog in the van over the weekend went to some crap Garden show that he went with us to last year, this year they had a sign up 'no dogs', as long as the windows open and he's got water, what's the bloody problem, people often sit around in vans, don't you just hate STW nob ends?
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Tue May 26, 2015 7:53 pm

He's dishin the dirt ;) before he came on here he probably went for a w@@k over his new forks he fitted last week to get him in the mood to come on here :p
JamesVegas
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Tue May 26, 2015 10:04 pm

The windows are clearly open you massive tool. Marc and Sarah treat Monty like one of the family, you'd be hard pushed to find a better looked after and more loved pet.
highalpha_pass
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Tue May 26, 2015 10:50 pm

Be more concerned that he looks like he's about to drive off in the van!!
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Tue May 26, 2015 10:57 pm

I think you were wrong to come onto a forum with this , posting pictures etc.

You could of rang the number on the van and pointed out your worries, emailed Marc, or sent him a private message.
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paulie_amoose
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Tue May 26, 2015 10:58 pm

What you don't realise is that Monty is in fact Blast's driver and is often seen cruisin down Port Talbot maccy dee's, sniffin da bitches ass's. He was just chilling waiting for their return. He opened the windows himself and would have probably turned the engine on and run the air con if he got slightly hot under the collar...

Seriously, that is one well cared for and happy dog!!
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Wed May 27, 2015 7:38 pm

dirt wrote:Firstly; I'm not a kiteboarder but I am a mountain biker. Went for a nice ride today at Afan forest park. Quick little loop of Penhydd at the trail centre. There was another group who parked opposite us who also rode the same trail. It's about 2 odd hours if you take it easy. No probs.
What has this to do with kiteboarding I hear you ask? Well, we returned to the car park and spotted this;
Image
I've just joined in the hope that the perpetrator is sufficiently shamed to not leave his flipping dog in the van!
Doggy might look happy enough but it was 17-18 degrees (easily shorts t shirt and our van was hot enough for us to have the windows down).
This isn't going on to social media etc, I don't want their business to be affected, I just wanted to point out that this is not cool. If you're going riding or whatever, leave to dog at home dude.
get a life...
thegriff
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Sat Jun 06, 2015 2:53 pm

The dogs obviously just checking the blind spot before he makes his maneuver. Its a Pass from me!!
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Sun Jun 07, 2015 2:53 pm

The following weekend Monty went to stay at a friends whilst I headed down to the 1st round of the BKSA freestyle events.
Saturday morning I get a call to say he'd jumped the fence whilst chasing a cat and had disappeared, which really is not like him. Mrs.Blast and a whole load of friends started searching the area and spent all day till dark doing so but no joy.

I decided to head home Sat eve to also start searching, I arrived home around mid night and spent the next 4 hours searching. The next morning we had loads of us out..searching near and far from the house (near Aberavon) beach.

Sat eve and some 28 hours later when we'd just about given up for a second day we got a call from a neighbour saying she thought she'd heard some noises from a nearby disused garage, the garage was locked so we had to get hack saws to cut off the locks and sure enough inside we found the monster!

He'd chased the cat up onto the roof which he subsequently crashed through and ended up just quietly staying put in there (for the next 28 hours) while were whistling/shouting etc right outside at times.

Here's the roof (and hole)
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I'd just like to thank all the kitesurfing friends who took a day out to help search for our larger than life family member, also to all those that spread the word...it went viral via FB/Twitter etc

We've ordered a GPS collar for him now!!
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