I pulled into the crowded parking lot at the shopping center and rolled down the car windows to make sure my puppy had air. He was stretched full out on the back seat and I wanted to him to know that he must remain there.
I walked to the curb backward, pointing my finger at the car and saying emphatically, "Now you stay. Do you hear me? Stay! ...Stay!"
The driver of a nearby car, a young lady, gave me a strange look and said, "Why don't you just put it in park?"