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October 14, 2013 6:32 AM   Subscribe

Carpark is a cute little animation which reveals the dangers of teasing a dog locked in a car. [slyt | via]
posted by quin (8 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

Oh gads, I had a friend who would go up to any dog in a car and just stick her hands right in the cracked-open window to pet them. I kept waiting for her to get bitten. She probably would have sued the owner, too.

I love the animation style of this video!
posted by IndigoRain at 6:39 AM on October 14, 2013

We once had a beagle so dumb, it insisted on stepping on the window control when sticking its head out the window while sitting in my wife's lap, and invariably got its head stuck. But, also, how did the dog get the window to work without the keys?

(The car flashing its lights in the background was the funniest thing in a very amusing short.)
posted by Slap*Happy at 6:58 AM on October 14, 2013 [2 favorites]

Ah! This is from Bird Box! I made an FPP about them a while back. They do so many wonderful little wordless animations!
posted by Greg Nog at 7:08 AM on October 14, 2013 [1 favorite]

why didn't he just pick up his groceries. Five second rule totally violated.
posted by sweetkid at 7:24 AM on October 14, 2013

My dog was very interested in this video. I could practically see him taking mental notes.

We once had a beagle so dumb, it insisted on stepping on the window control when sticking its head out the window while sitting in my wife's lap, and invariably got its head stuck.

Are you suggesting my dog isn't a canine genius? He does this so regularly, I have to put the child window lock on when he's sticking his head out the window. Except that he tends to roll the window down, not up, and I'm worried someday he'll decide to just jump out.
posted by lunasol at 9:21 AM on October 14, 2013

As always, please be sure not to read the comments.
posted by Blasdelb at 9:34 AM on October 14, 2013

My wife and I had the dogs with us when we decided to stop by the grocery store, so I let her out to grab a couple of things while the dogs and I circled the parking lot. There's a big field next to the store, and when we drove past it I thought I would have a little fun with the dogs when I saw 5 deer right at the treeline about 50 yards (meters) away. The window was down just enough for them to stick their heads out. "Hey, check it out dogs, there are some deer over there!" Before I knew what was happening Big Matilda in her crazy agitation stepped on the electric window button, jumped out the window, and went tearing off after the deer. This field was right next to a busy street, so I was lucky that the deer ran back into the woods instead of out into traffic, and I was also lucky that Matilda came right back to me.
posted by Daddy-O at 9:46 AM on October 14, 2013

This reminds me of my childhood dog a lot, with the window bit.

He was a really, really smart welsh corgi. One day we parked directly in front of a small neighborhood grocery and me and my dad walked in. He started barking at the window just like this, and running around in circles in the drivers seat on and off the steering wheel until... HONK. This startled him, and he comically stopped just like the dog in this video when it gets surprised.

So we start walking the rest of the way in to the store, grab a cart and make it a few steps hearing a couple more quick honks and more barking and then...


I poke my head out and he wasn't even barking anymore, just jumping on and off the horn.

Possibly the smartest thing i ever saw him do.
posted by emptythought at 4:32 PM on October 15, 2013 [1 favorite]

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