Labrador Retriever Riding in Style

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 wellwho 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:

Yikes!
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 sidesurrounded by flames and riding high.
(If anyone knows what type of car this is, please let me know–because I have no clue).

 

About Mary Strong-Spaid

You can find me any time wandering around in my own mind gathering thoughts.
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21 Responses to Labrador Retriever Riding in Style

  1. sarasinart says:

    You gave us a good morning smile, when we all needed one.

  2. Timothy Price says:

    It’s so funny how dogs will wear goggles. There’s a motorcyclist out here who’s dog rides in the sidecar with goggles on.

    • When I was in school, I always thought I would be instantly smarter if I could just wear a pair of glasses.
      Maybe people (and dogs) feel the same way about wearing goggles? Put them on and you are instantly cool!

      • Timothy Price says:

        I think that’s true for motorcycle, race car and open cockpit airplane goggles. The steampunk look uses welder’s goggles, so I guess those fit into the cool department, as well.

  3. Herman says:

    Great post! Always love to be surprised with such lovely unexpected happenings…

  4. Leya says:

    Now you made me smile! Thank you!

  5. Steven Scott Bailey says:

    Good stuff there, Mary. When we choose to look for things to appreciate in life, life, somehow, seems richer. =)

  6. Array says:

    Fabulous! 🙂

  7. rothpoetry says:

    Very cool. Love the photos!

  8. How absolutely delightful Mary, thank you for sharing. Labs are really people with fur aren’t they?

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