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Letters to the Editor

Dogs love cars

From Bernard G. Stamper Sr.


A recent segment on Channel 13 News showing a dog sounding the car horn reminded me of a similar situation we had happen a few years ago.

A lady from Sun Valley Lake near Ellston had stopped at our studio to pick up some artwork. Suddenly we heard “beep, beep, beep, beep.” We looked out the window and observed her dog standing up at the steering wheel and pushing on the horn with its front feet. I can’t remember the lady’s name, but I think that she said the dog had done this before.

While on my way to work, I noticed a tire that was a little low and I stopped to add some air to the tire. I shut off the engine but left my little dog “Toby” in the car. When I tried to get back in the car, he had pushed down the lever that locks all four doors and had locked me out of the car. Fortunately, I had an electric key to unlock the car. I never leave the engine running when he is in the car. He likes to stand with his feet on the dash so he can look out of the windshield. If he would push down on the shift lever and push it out of park into reverse or drive, I would have a runaway car.

Now that they have self driving cars, who knows, they may develop a car that dogs can drive.

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