BlogHer has this post with practical advice, 10 Things Every Woman Should Have in Her Car. All well and good, but since I don’t have a dog I would replace item
5) Dog treats and a spare leash. If you’re not an animal lover I suppose you could skip this one… but, um, ever read Cujo? The chances of having to distract an angry dog are probably slim, but having Milkbones handy is never a bad idea. (Bonus: If you have a dog, yourself, you’ll probably be glad to have a treat handy at some point when your pooch is in tow.)
As for the spare leash, well, it’s possible I’m paranoid. But again, it’s not like it takes up a lot of room….
with an armed bodyguard guy with a carry-concealed permit who’s also a licensed auto mechanic.
Barring that, ignore the dog and stay in the stupid car until AAA gets there.