Cranks My Tractor

Published: Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 08:47 AM.

If you are a “dog person,” chances are you understand dogs and their desire to get to ride in cars and hang their heads out of windows or up through the sun roof.  My dogs have always loved getting to ride in the car.

They seem to enjoy the riding part, and when I come to a stop or slow down; they seem to get a little excited.  The dogs are hoping for a new adventure, a new smell or a new patch of uncharted grass I suppose.

There are dog experts who like to discuss the various reasons they think dogs enjoy car rides so much.   Some of these experts think that it is the “hunter” aspect and dogs associate the ride in the car with going on a hunt.

Other folks think that dogs enjoy the close confines of a car, the pack mentality or being “in charge” of protecting their territory – the car in this case.

Dogs love to sniff and also love the feel of the wind blowing in their face and up their nose.  I suppose there are a lot of new smells a dog gets to experience while riding around. 

Honestly, I think dogs just like looking out the car window at interesting things and taking naps.  That makes sense to me.  That’s what I enjoy.

The other morning, I dropped my car off to be serviced.  My car has over 200,000 miles, but it also has a lot of memories.  These memories include baseball teams, muddy and snowy shoes and boots, and dogs riding happily in my car.



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