Thursday, October 14, 2010

When the Kids Take the Car

Dolly loves putting her head out the back window of the truck

Franklin loves to drive. He's a take-charge dog!
Anyone who has teenagers always has to watch out for their kids grabbing the keys and taking the car. Our "Kids" are canine, but they think they're human. So, we learned that we ALSO have to watch out for them grabbing the car keys and taking the pick-up truck for a spin around the neighborhood.
  Franklin the Dachshund and Dolly the Weimaraner like joyriding. It's a fact.
Here's how it works:  Dolly can stand up on hind legs and grab the keys from the counter. Franklin then noses his way out of any door and Dolly follows to the pickup truck. Franklin knows where the alarm and door opener button is on the key chain, so the doors unlock, and Dolly opens them up.
  They both jump in, and Dolly closes the door by leaning out and grabbing it in her teeth. Franklin takes the wheel with his little feet (he can see over the dash, and DOES sit up on his butt to see out the front window. He holds sticks in his bottom feet and hits the gas and brake. Of course, his arms are too short to reach the signals, so he does without them, like half the people on the road anyway!
 Dolly loves sticking her head out the back window... catching the smells and the breeze.
So, recently we were driving home in the neighborhood and caught them both joyriding and got it on film!

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Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next