Dogs are the best road trip companions. They don’t care much about your driving skills or your choice of music. However, they are only meant to sit at the back or in the passenger’s seat. Otherwise, it could only lead to trouble.
It hasn’t been long since we learned about the trouble a driving dog caused in Florida. Fortunately, no one was hurt while he drove a car in reverse around their neighborhood for hours. This time, it happened in Zhejiang, China, and though no one was actually hurt too, the resulting damage might be more costly.
A shopkeeper was about to drive off when he realized he left his wallet and some merchandise. He thought nothing about leaving his car with a running engine and his dog inside the car. He even popped up the trunk to make sure that his trip would be faster and more efficient.
We all know the possibilities that could happen when a dog is left unattended inside a running car. The worse is, during the incident, he was parked in front of a pond. Any guesses on what happened next?
The owner was already on his way back to the car. His dog, who happened to be very excitable, accidentally shifted the car gear into drive. The man could not do anything else as he looks on at his car being driven into the pond.
The neighbors helped in saving the dog out of the half-sunk car. The owner is just grateful that his dog was safe and spared from a more serious accident. We just don’t know how much it would cost him to salvage his car. You can watch the “oopsie” video here and be reminded about the perils of leaving a running car with your clueless dog in it.
Video source: CGTN via YouTube