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Dogs driving cars, I kid you not

This isn’t one of those joke photos where somebody puts Spot on their lap as they’re cruising down I-5.

This is a BBC news report from New Zealand, where they’re teaching dogs to truly drive cars.

Related post: Cats who open freezers and dogs who fetch COLD BEER

Three things:

1) Anything said with a British accent is — by definition — 15,923 times more awesome.

2) It is official: New Zealand raaawks.

3) When can I hire a trained Schnauzer  chauffeur from New Zealand, and does he require health benefits and a 401(k)?

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Guy - Photo by Suhyoon Cho

Guy – Photo by Suhyoon Cho

Reformed journalist. Scribbler of speeches and whatnot. Wrote a thriller that was a finalist for some award.

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Random Thursday: Cats who open freezers and dogs who fetch COLD BEER

As the owner of a cat and a Hound of the Baskervilles, they are constantly doing things that surprise me.

But my cat doesn’t climb the fridge to open the freezer.

And the H-o-B doesn’t open the fridge to fetch me a Guinness.

Here’s another woman who’s trained her dog that trick. This is a trend. I expected all sorts of men to be working VERY HARD on “Dog, fetch me a cold one.” I am surprised and impressed.

And now for something brutally useful: how to train your dog to HEEL, which is very, very hard. My vet has bloodhounds who don’t heel. You could strap on rollerblades and have them power you down the highway. The Hound of the Baskervilles also does not understand the concept, because he only has two speeds: (1) stroll and (2) kill. So if you have a heedless hound, or a stubborn pet cougar, tell me if this works. I’m gonna try it.

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