Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Time travelling with the dog

I read an amusing link via a friend's twitter account yesterday.  It involves dogs and cars.  Yesterday I was strapping Coco into her harness and clipping it into the seat belt holder on the back seat ready for our trip to the station to pick R up from the train and I kept thinking about it and giggling to myself.
 
What the article pointed out was that dogs don't actually realise that when we get in the car, we are in control of what happens and where we go.  There is no way that they can know that us putting in a key, turning the wheel or pushing pedals makes the car move.  To the dog, we put on our special harnesses, buckle ourselves up, there's an odd rumbling movement and if you look out of the window, the landscape goes all blurry.  Things stop, and you end up in a totally different place.  How did that happen?  Sometimes someone else gets in the magic box,and off you go again.  How did they get there?  You never know where you'll end up.  Sometimes it's fun like going to a different park to run around, sometimes it's not so much fun and you end up at that place called a vet where they stick injections in your fur and do unmentionable things with a thermometer. Who knows where you'll end up?  Just roll the dice, strap yourself in and go off on an adventure.
 
 
 
 

6 comments:

Karen said...

Life is such fun when you are a dog!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Haha - very true, Deb. Lucky has only gone on a road trip one time when we took him camping. He was pretty freaked out at first, but LOVED his camping adventure. I'm jealous of your doggy seatbelt! I wonder what Doug would say if I brought one of those home...

Maria Ontiveros said...

One of my dog loves the car and the other hates it! Which is too bad because they both love being out and about. Aria does a little better in the kennel. Haven't gone the seat belt route here.
Rinda

Amy said...

If only everything could be so simplistic ... I wouldn't mind a magic car ride!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Our dog hates the magic travelling box and refuses to get into it. She weighs about a 100 pounds so you can imagine how fun that is.

alexa said...

Nice dog's eye view :).