I'm thinking the station attendant was afraid to go near the dogs?
He was afraid of Cruella Deville.
Looks like she's driving a loaf of bread with bumpers and tail lights.
It's clearly staged for the photo. She probably didn't even know what she was pretending to do. Look at all the guys standing in the reflection just to the lower-left of the license plate.
could be but she has the lever pulled 1/2 way up????. charley