Breed: Golden retriever; maybe a purebred, maybe with a little Chow mixed in, but that’s just a guess
Encountered: In a parking lot in Paso Robles, California
Backstory: We don’t know it. But he or she seemed a patient sort, content to sit in the (covered) back of a pick up truck and enjoy his or her window on the world. We’d stopped for a burger, and waited a bit for his owner to appear, but had to move on.