Saturday, June 13, 2009

What I DID Buy Last Weekend: Vehicle Edition





I'm so pumped cuz I finally bought a Honda Element A.K.A. Lego Car A.K.A. Blue Toaster last weekend.

Snuggles really likes riding in it, which is awesome and a great change of pace from how he acted in the Smart Car:


Those of you who cart your dogs around in SUV-types, what do you find is the best way to secure your pup? I've been putting on his harness and clipping on his 2 point-contact leash, which is looped around a caribiner, which is connected to the caribiner that attaches the fold up seat to the side of the car. Just wondering if there's a better way. Please share your thoughts, rejoinders, comments, retorts and insults.

We thank ye muchly.

11 comments:

Dave said...

I let my dog drive, so I am of no use to you in this regard.

Shawn said...

Something like this is convenient and doesn't look stupid at all.

Margo said...

the blue toaster is fabulous! i love those elements. your friends and family will start saying things now, like "heather's in her element" and think they are very witty. I put lily in a harness and then slide the seatbelt through its loop and buckle. It's not ideal, but she can still move around some... and the seatbelts lock in place when I put on the brakes supposedly. welcome back! FYI -I'm going to try doing WINBTW on Monday next time (6/22). tx for playing!

Eric said...

Goodness, that does look like a toaster, congrats, seriously! I'll put in my order for two slices of cinnamon toast to have with my Venti Vanilla Latte. It's fun to say that quietly when ordering, so when they say 'what?', you can repeat loudly
'ventivanillalatteventivanillalatte', which sounds kind of like an angry Persian cursing someone out.

Milk River Madman said...

To quote Martin Blanke "No one buys American anymore". Nice ride.

obladi oblada said...

I love it!!!Ive been eye balling them myself. Very nice. Congrats! I use on of those "doggy seatbelts", that hooks into the regular seatbelt.

Marie Reed said...

I LOVE smart cars! I think that you made a great choice!

Heather Cherry said...

Dave: Well, yeah... of course.

Shawn: LOL! Yeah, something tells me Snugs wouldn't fit in one o' those basket thingies. Heh.

Margo: I hadn't even thought of that but considering that I'm a total dork for puns I'm going to have to use that now! In the Smartie Snugs was in one of those harness seatbelt thingies, too, but as you can see from the vid he was not a happy camper. He has done remarkably well with the whole standing up in the back tethered to the leash thing.

Eric: LMAO!

Madman: Yeah, I know. My family's big on Hondas. We've driven an awful lot of them and they're awful good cars.

O/O: I'm going to try the doggie seatbelt again and see if the change of vehicle makes a difference.

Marie: Hi there! Thank you very much!

pamokc said...

Sweet ride! And sassy new hair??

Heather Cherry said...

Thanks! And yup, I chopped it all off!

Funnyrunner said...

I love Dave's comment. Sophie rides in the "way back" and isn't allowed into the back seat or front seat. way, way, way too much shedding. She's the best car traveler in the whole wide world. She just lies down the entire ride. No barking, no walking around.... congrats on the new car! yipppeee!