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June 11, 2012 11:55 AM   Subscribe

Dogs in cars in California. Previously: Dogs in cars.
posted by HuronBob (22 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
That was lovely! Jasmine looks just like my dog, so pretty.
posted by jamesonandwater at 12:10 PM on June 11, 2012


Also, another type of dogs in cars I've been enjoying recently (ignore the fundraising stuff in the first few seconds).
posted by jamesonandwater at 12:14 PM on June 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


Love this. Thanks. And that is definitely, definitely California.
posted by blucevalo at 12:14 PM on June 11, 2012


California dreamin'. Now I'm thinking of a birthday coastal road trip with my pooch. Thanks!
posted by trip and a half at 12:31 PM on June 11, 2012


I had a college professor who theorized that dogs love sticking their heads out of moving cars because they get to smell so many different things as they whiz along. He said he imagined that it was the dog equivalent of watching a movie, made of smells.
posted by Kpele at 12:35 PM on June 11, 2012 [3 favorites]


We're old-school in our house. Dog in Amish buggy.
posted by phearlez at 12:36 PM on June 11, 2012


I had a college professor who theorized that dogs love sticking their heads out of moving cars because they get to smell so many different things as they whiz along. He said he imagined that it was the dog equivalent of watching a movie, made of smells.

I used to dogsit for my brother, and if I took his dog around in my car with the windows rolled up and the vent going, the dog would stick her head up next to the vent and smell whatever was coming through from outside, so I'd guess there's some truth to that theory.
posted by LionIndex at 12:48 PM on June 11, 2012


Dogs in cars in California West LA and environs.
posted by euphorb at 12:58 PM on June 11, 2012


Needs more seatbelt.
posted by Nomyte at 1:01 PM on June 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


Sublimely perfect. Thanks . . .
posted by eggman at 1:36 PM on June 11, 2012


(sigh) I live in NJ. My dogs will no longer know this joy.
posted by ladygypsy at 1:39 PM on June 11, 2012


Greatl! The look they get on their faces is what I imagine my face would look like if I suddenly found out I could fly. Pure joy and wonder!
posted by kanata at 2:18 PM on June 11, 2012


Put those dogs in seat belts! They are a menace to our society's safety!
posted by nowhere man at 2:23 PM on June 11, 2012


I enjoyed this, thanks. This passage from Farley Mowat's The Dog Who Wouldn't Be came irresistibly to mind:
Mutt's goggles were an unqualified success. However, they did not give him protection for his nose and one day he met a bee at forty miles an hour. The left side of Mutt's already bulbous nose swelled hugely. This did not inconvenience him too severely, for he simply moved to the other side of the car. But luck was against him and he soon collided with another bee, or perhaps it was a wasp this time. The total effect of the two stings was bizarre. With his goggles down, Mutt now looked like a cross between a hammerhead shark and a deep-sea diver. . . .
posted by cybercoitus interruptus at 2:44 PM on June 11, 2012 [2 favorites]


I've yet to own a dog that liked sticking his head out of the window while I drive. Not even my current dog, a normally fearless Labrador who somehow wedges his 75# body into the tiny backseat footwell behind my seat, curled up into a fetal position on the floor mat. I'm not sure if this is a statement on my driving ability or what.
posted by jamaro at 3:04 PM on June 11, 2012


My dogs wear harnesses clipped to the seat belts in the back seat, and I think they could still hang their heads out the back windows. This theory has not been tested, though, because I live in Arizona and we run the AC with the windows up year-round.

What kind of dog is Kona? He/she has such a funny nose - made me smile. And Bailey has ear silkies like my boy dog, so I said awwww.
posted by Squeak Attack at 3:24 PM on June 11, 2012


The Outward Hound Booster Seat I bought let's my little border terrier mix be safe in the car AND smell every weird smell we drive past. Of course, if you have a 70+ pound dog it's not the solution for you.
posted by basicchannel at 3:48 PM on June 11, 2012


(OMG. Thanks for that link, cybercoitus interruptus! Never Cry Wolf, one of my favorite movies, is apparently based on Farley Mowat's autobiographical book. Never knew that. And I seem to have quite a bit of reading to do. Yay!)
posted by likeso at 4:40 PM on June 11, 2012


Holy crap! That's a Bugatti Veyron at about 1:05 or so.

Let the dog ride in the Veyron! Come on! Don't question it. Just DO IT!!
posted by Naberius at 6:19 PM on June 11, 2012


OMG the Golden. Jasmine is beautiful. I miss my Golden.

Thanks for posting this.
posted by humboldt32 at 7:16 PM on June 11, 2012


If I could find a way to live in CA affordably, I too would have the same look on my face!
posted by stormpooper at 8:15 AM on June 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


Thanks for sharing this, it's awesome.
posted by swedishmarsh at 7:32 PM on June 12, 2012


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