Monday, September 27, 2010

Riding In Cars With Dogs

Raise your hand if you've ever watched the movie, Riding in Cars With Boys. Anyone? Anyone? If you haven't watched it then I recommend you rent the movie this very instant so you can understand what I am about to say and it is this....if I were lucky enough to have a movie made about my life it should be called "Riding in Cars With Dogs" because car rides with dogs pretty much sums up my life.

For some reason, I get a lot of pleasure when dogs hop aboard The April Taxi and of course a photography session is always in order and the dogs never tire (no pun intended) of flashing their best smiles for the camera. Take Daisy and her dalmatian mix pal, Shadow, who were wide eyed and bushy tailed to be on their way to the dog park. I think the thrill of a car ride was a close second to a visit to the dog park, if I'm not mistaken.

Every dog has it's own personality and for that reason they all react differently to car rides. Take a look at Rocky, my precious Cairn Terrier friend, who preferred to give a standing ovation to every piece of scenery in his neighborhood.

And then there's Moka, my German Short Haired Pointer friend whose smile was at its all-time widest when I invited her to go for a spin to the nearby park

And then there's my dachshund mix pal, Monkey, who preferred to be in the driver's seat

but ladylike Jesse always let her pet sitter have control of the wheel

And then there was Fenway, a pug who had some serious road-tripping on her mind

And last but not least , there's Miss Sophie who just pays her cab fee and then smiles all the way to her chosen destination. Now there's a dog who knows her good looks can buy happiness!

So, I wonder, dear doggy friends, what do you act like or look like while you ride in the car with your owners/parents? Are you smiling? Sleeping in the back seat? Looking out the window? Leaning forward? I'd love to know what your owner's "Riding In Cars With Dogs" experience looks like. Please tell me that I am not the only one who loves to snap pictures of canines while they ride the gravy train!


  1. We adore driving in the car. We sit in our booster seats and either look out the window, do gasers or sleep and snore. Its the best
    Benny & Lily

  2. I don't take pictures, but they sure seem to have a blast!

  3. I used to hates to ride in da cars but now I luvs it. I am always buckled up in da back seat and usually just sit dere and looks out da window, sometimes I lie down and takes a nap. :)

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  4. I prefer to drive, myself. I hardly ever get to, though. Officially I sit in the back and especially now that Franklin is usually in the car now. That's the theory. The reality is somewhat different.

    lotsa licks, Lola

  5. Look at your sweet pictures! They're all adorable. Wouldn't you love to know what they think a car is?

    If it's a longer ride, Alice picks up that something's afoot and gets anxious about if we'll bring her or not. On those occasions, she passes out the second she gets in the car. If it's a shorter jaunt, she stares intently out the windshield, like she's willing us to go in a certain direction.

    And don't worry, I always take pictures of Alice riding in the car. She just looks so cute and snuggly.

  6. How did you fit so many dogs in one little car!!!

  7. Well, I like to get in the car or van and lay down on the back seat where I can see everything that's going on. I travel quite a lot, and I always love to go! Life is the journey as well as the destination!


  8. Our dogs Holly and May joined our family for a car ride across Canada this summer. They loved it lots! They liked getting out and exploring different places. They were expert road hammers! They loved to lay down in the back seat, cuddled up with the children.

  9. An interesting blog into riding in cars with dogs (yes I have seen the Barrymore movie).

    I just wish it could be more enjoyable with felines.

  10. Woof! Woof! I LOVE LOVE LOVE car rides. I have my own safety seat at the back. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  11. AWWWWW!! Sophie is soooo cute! You know mommy's first child was a Boston Terrier named Sophie! Thanks for sharing!!!


  12. So cute!
    If only my cats enjoy car rides like your dogs!

  13. I love to ride in my mastiff mobile and typically lay upon my Mango bed because I can see out the window just fine from a recumbent position. However, I HATE it when the labradork rides with me. Momma says there is plenty of room for both of us, but I don't agree and usually keep him pinned in a corner.


  14. Oh my goodness! Gorgeous doggies enjoying car rides - how brilliant is that?!? I always smile when I see cars go by with a doggy on the driving seat (well it looks like they're the ones driving! LOL!).

    Hello there Daisy, Shadow, Rocky, Moka, Jessie, Fenway, Miss Sophie!

    Take care

  15. We love riding in the car!
    We love just looking out an open window and catching the breezes!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  16. It doesn't surprise me that the drive her the doxie of the group. BOL!


  17. Do they ask "Are we there yet?" too? Brad does that annoyingly everytime we're in the car, even during that 5-min ride to the vet. purrr....meow!

  18. I saw that movie :) Mine LOVE riding in the car - they both love to lay down in the car. Fred ofcourse loves to stick his head out the window!

  19. Unfortunately, I had to put my dog to sleep about 7 years ago. But, I had her when I lived at home with my mom. She LOVED to go for a ride in the car. Many times, my mom would ask me if I wanted to go for a ride to the mall. My dog, hearing the word “ride” would get so excited, run to her leash and jump around, as if she was invited. We had to take to spelling in front of her.

  20. Lady what you talkin' bouts? You knows I be da one drivin'!
    But, Albert likes to hang his head out da window...I gonna laughs oneday when a bug flies in his mouth...hehehehe!


  21. miss april,
    me and asa like to look outside and leave nose art on the windows! oh, and if the windows are open, we like to stick our heads out and feel the wind in our furs! car rides totally rock! :)

    the booker man

  22. I have a Cairn Terrier (Mali) and she does the same thing as Rocky! I love your sweet blog :) XO


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