In Australia, subcontractor Peter Jensen claims he arrived in his truck to deliver 27 sheet pilings, but was told he couldn’t make the delivery to Curtis Island because his Poodle was in the cab of his truck.
Jensen who owns his own truck claims his boss was told not to assign him any more work because he was traveling with his Poodle.
There are some restrictions on bringing animals onto a national reserve and that apparently applies to small Poodles riding shotgun in the cab of a truck.
Those responsible refused to comment on the situation.
“Benji travels the world with me,” Mr. Jensen said. “I’ve made deliveries to Curtis Island about five times before and I’ve never had any problems. And he’s been with me every time.
Of restrictions regarding bringing animals onto a national reserve, Mr. Jensen said, “What’s he going to hurt? Look at him. When he’s locked in the cab he can’t hurt anybody. Worst he could do is lick you to death.
“Rules and regulations will cripple this country.”
Jensen knows he can find more work, but is furious about the situation that caused him to lose the job. Benji has been traveling with him for over twenty months to keep him company on the road.
Of life on the passenger seat, Mr. Jensen said Benji couldn’t be happier. “He just loves the truck,” Mr. Jensen said. “And I love having him with me. He’s my little mate.” The story
While we sympathize with Mr. Jenner, laws don’t make a distinction between a pack of undisciplined dogs being let out of the car to run wild and a little Poodle sitting quietly on a truck seat.
However we need to point out that Poodle owners are used to getting preferential treatment.