Going away for the weekend and leaving your dog without food and water in the back yard – and in cold, rainy conditions on top of that – is pretty irresponsible behaviour and is bound to draw attention you would probably not want. From what we’re told, that’s what happened in one Slave Lake neighbourhood a few days ago. The dog was miserable and it made a lot of noise. Several of the neighbours eventually got fed up and complained to the authorities. It seems some people should not have pets in the first place.