It wasn’t a dream or a figment of my imagination.
I actually saw a goggle-wearing Labrador Retriever sitting proudly in an antique car painted with red flames. This awesome dog was definitely riding in style and appeared to enjoy the attention of people passing by.
The driver of the car told me that his loyal Labrador used to work as a ‘bomb-sniffer,’ but was forced into early retirement due to hip problems.
Oh well—who needs to keep working anyway. Let some other younger dogs do the bomb sniffing from now on. Retirement is working out perfectly, and it doesn’t get better than this!
And then, as I was standing there admiring the car and the dog, an image of my Siamese cat suddenly pounced into my mind:
What would happen if I tried to put goggles on my cat Keona and take him for a ride in a car with no roof? There would be paws and claws everywhere! No way would he put goggles on. And if I actually got him into a car like this, he would rip the leather seats to shreds. No. No. No. It would NOT be a good experience!
I did get permission to hug the Labrador Retriever before they left. So soft and gentle; what a sweetheart! I waved goodbye as the man drove away from the gas station with his best friend sitting by his side—surrounded by flames and riding high.
(If anyone knows what type of car this is, please let me know–because I have no clue).