Man Driving With Dog in Back of Truck During Thunderstorm Says He Can Explain

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An Indiana man driving in a thunderstorm with a dog curled in the back of a truck with no tailgate and fully exposed to lightning says… he can explain. Wait, there’s more. The truck was branded as a dog-related business called ‘Bubs Indiana Bulldogs.’

Karin Demo posted the image on the Facebook page for Bubs Indiana Bulldogs Sunday, showing the bulldog curled up in the bed during the thunderstorm. The truck didn’t have a tailgate.

“Lightning and thunder and your poor dog is curled up in the corner of your truck bed while no one is in your passenger seat,” Demo wrote. “Pure torture.”

But Blake Heidelberger, the dog’s owner, had an explanation for the picture. He told FOX59 he was out and about when the dog got into a pond and ended up soaked and dirty. Heidelberger put the dog in the back of the truck for the ride home.

He said once it started raining, he stopped at an underpass and moved the dog to the cab of the truck. He said the dog wasn’t out in the rain for long.

According to Heidelberg, his dogs are “show dogs” and he wouldn’t treat them badly.

Let’s hope that’s the case.

The post was deleted from the Facebook page for Bubs Indiana Bulldogs.