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Friday, September 15, 2006

Guilty of DWC — Driving While Canine

BEIJING - Trying to teach an old dog a new trick fails miserably

A woman in Hohhot, the capital of north China's Inner Mongolia region, crashed her car while giving her dog a driving lesson, the official Xinhua News Agency said Monday. No injuries were reported, although the vehicles involved were slightly damaged, it said. The woman, identified only by her surname, Li, said her dog "was fond of crouching on the steering wheel and often watched her drive," according to Xinhua. "She thought she would let the dog 'have a try' while she operated the accelerator and brake," the report said. "They did not make it far before crashing into an oncoming car." Xinhua did not say what kind of dog or vehicles were involved, but Li paid for repairs.

(Not the actual dog-but how crazy is it that I found this pic on the first search?)


Blogger Peri said...

D'OH!! I took my Papillion, Maximum Jack, to the beer vendor with me tonight. You know, just for the car ride. I went in and purchased an unspecified amount of beer (I'm not done yet - I might need more) and when I walked out, Max was standing up against the steering wheel and I thought "I ought to have a picture of that - it looks so funny!" I wish I did - it was a funnier pic than this one.
(Max only weighs 5 lbs and is very fragile.)

11:48 PM  
Blogger Peri said...

He was just a tiny wee head floating over the steering wheel.

11:50 PM  
Blogger FancyPants said...

Awwwww. I know how cute that must have been. Are you done with the beer yet? Time to go "throw some butts". Got a match?

7:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This conversation keeps dogging my imagination.

12:17 PM  
Blogger FancyPants said...

:) I wonder what's happened to Peri? Hope Max didn't take her for another joy ride, or try to buy beer without his license. We may have to go bail them out!

9:15 AM  

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