Dogs that drive. Oh Cripes, I hope my dog never sees this.

h/t Hugo.

It all started at the SPCA in New Zealand, where they assembled master dog trainers to make a TV spot showing people how smart their rescue dogs looking for homes are. The result was this awesome ad starring “Porter”. You have to figure that, if a stray dog is this smart, he sure as hell deserves a good home: (Take our poll below to compare your dog to Porter).

You GO Porter! You rock! I’ll bet people were clammoring to give you a home. Driving is such a drag for humans sometimes!

……….And even more interesting, here is how it was done

Choose as many as you want.  Cheat and vote often! Pretend it’s 2008.

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  1. I saw this a week or so ago. I think it is cool. However I will not be teaching this to the wrecking crew period. Be darned if I have to argue with them over who’s driving.

  2. Mine dogs are staring at me now, waiting for their daily ride. I’m their chauffeur, but if I let them have the key, they’d give it a try. Their park is just a quarter mile down the road, so piece of cake.

    Today is their 11th birthday, so they get a nice long ride.

  3. WOW!!!!! Happy BDay. 🙂

  4. AP BREAKING: State Department: Ill Hillary Rodham Clinton faints, has concussion, now recovering at home

  5. Yikes, poor Hillary.

  6. Swift recovery to Hillary.

    There are bastards out there just waiting to say she faked the whole thing to get out of the trip and to get out of the Benghazi hearings next Thursday. No way in hell.

    Dehydration from a virus is horrible. I had that and was so dizzy I was bouncing off of walls and holding on to them as I made frequent trips to the potty. Drinking fluids, even electrolite drinks often isn’t enough, sometimes intravenous is needed to replenish the body. It happened to my daughter and she is so healthy and only 35.

  7. Those pengys are busy with haberdashery.

  8. Oh yea the CDS people are pimping the conspiracies all over the place. Same people who pretend to be our (and Hillary’s) friends during election season for our votes.

    Dehydration is a HORRIBLE experience.

  9. Upps: re Hillary…I knew she had been sick with a bug. I had tweeted that, but she probably didn’t rest enough while she was down.

    Upps, have a comment for you and Hugo in the last thread and also a question for leslie.

    Friday, morning schmoe tried to get in a little dig at HRC in regard to Rice, but, of all people (!), Andrea Mitchell came to her defense! 😯

  10. There are yet more Little NES’s in Pakistan. Pakistan childre light candles for the children who were killed.
    http://media.talkingpointsmemo.com/slideshow/connecticut-newtown-school-shooting/1-287703

  11. On the other hand, there are scumbags. This goatfucker blames “Law of nature” for the killings.

  12. Uppity @4:16: Well we don’t need any goatfuckers telling us how or why this happened. We have our own fucktards telling us why.

  13. Aw geeze, another crackpot on video.

  14. I really wanted to vomit when I heard this asshat talking.

  15. Fred, the stupid hurts.

    What about people who are killed during mass?

    What about hurricanes and other disasters taking out churches?

    What about people killed in a religious high school?

    I guess only public schools and buildings that don’t have prayer can have bad things happen inside them. All church grounds are bullet proof according to this whackadoodle far right crackpot. I bet he has some pretty neanderthal opinions on other subjects too… oh wait, I looked him up and he says gay is a birth defect. OMG.

    I guess these were gentlemen guns killing people with God’s grace:

    “St. Pius X High School was the scene of one of Canada’s first school shootings on October 27, 1975. The gunman, Robert Poulin, an 18-year-old St. Pius student, opened fire on his classmates with a 12 gauge double-barreled shotgun, killing one and wounding five before killing himself.[3][4] Poulin had raped and stabbed 17-year old Kim Rabot to death prior to the incident. A book entitled Rape of a Normal Mind was written about the incident.[5]”

  16. Oh and prayer doesn’t have to be “passed as a law” to have it happen. I’d bet a whole lot of people were praying their asses off when those guns started going off. And on a normal school day there were guaranteed dozens of kids saying “God, please help me pass this test” and other such prayers going on.

    I hate the right wing more than even the absurd horrible left wing.

  17. Somewhere in my religious upbringing, I learned that God prefers people who pray quietly to those who showboat. So, when I see these so-called religous people showboating, I feel bad for them because they don’t even know they are sinners and heretics. I had plenty of God in my classrooms, and that’s my opinion of this guy. This is using God to bully people to behave according to their standards. Whatever happened to compassion.

    I recently had one of my religious right friends tell me she hates Catholics. Funny. I learned that hate is one of the seven deadly sins. Imagine that! I also think that anyone who purports to know what God thinks, or wants, or intended, or why certain things occur, are guilty of the sin of pride. Yet another one of the seven deadly sins.

    And God bless those little Pakistani children for showing compassion for those we lost. There are good people everywhere.

  18. Horseface rigged his appointment with his goombah John, et al. Having him as SOS is akin to mental waterboarding. My sympathies to our allies. I might even feel sorry for our enemies. But then, they might all die from boredom.

  19. Hugo, “christians” constantly hate on each other’s denominations.

    And Poodles are ranked as the number one smartest dog in the world, so don’t sell them short in their ability to recognize good from bad.

    I love Collies because they are thinking dogs, problem solvers, no kneejerks. Their wheels turn all the time. That works.

  20. What about hurricanes and other disasters taking out churches?

    karen: well after Katrina, Pat Robertson (rolling eyes) said it was Gawd that visited that particular disaster on nola because it was so decadent and because of the homosexuals. Gee, but what about the heterosexuals who died and what about the poor elderly people in a nursing home in my parish who died because the owners didn’t want to hire the buses to evac those elderly? BTW, the owners were taken to court and found not guilty of anything, however I don’t think they’ll ever own a nursing home again.

  21. @upps: I had trained Chloe to go after achilles’ tendons since if she got one severed the perp is gonna go down…literally! 😆
    She’s a mini doxie so she’s gonna be down that way anyway. Tee-hee!

  22. Upps, now we know why Hillary fainted! She heard it was horseface and her knees gave out.

  23. Oh, poodles are smart dogs. They have me well trained. And you are correct. They might kick someone’s butt. One does like to bite certain men in certain places. He can identify people who don’t like him.

  24. You aren’t kidding, Karen.

  25. Fred, that man is hopefully not very powerful – does he have a tv show or a big following? He is so upsetting and vile. That people are so arrogant and ignorant, and in a time like this, a situation like this which calls for utmost respect and delicacy. Just horrible that a person like that would exist. How can he say these outrageous things?

    What he said about that school is true about himself. As Uppity has said – God wouldn’t be caught standing next to this guy.

  26. Hugo when I was 16 I had a Schnauzer who bit a guy on the inner thigh who was harassing me just inches from his ballsac

  27. Yep, that’s my dog’s favorite spot. Show him some respect or he’ll go for the soft spots.

  28. Fred, does that republican guy only go places where people pray? Does that mean that a car lot, a grocery store, a hotel, a chinese take out place, a gas station are all places where God doesn’t protect us?
    Surprised there aren’t massive shootings in public parks and on the highways all day long. They don’t welcome God to those places and have prayer sessions. The airports better start letting those hari krishna people back in and let them pray with their tambourines all day.

  29. I seem to remembering reading about how when you pray, you should do so in private….

  30. Me too, Upps and Hugo. It is one of the most famous bible verses – The Lord’s Prayer, Matthew 6:6

    Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
    2Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 3But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: 4That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.

    5And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 6But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

    7But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. 8Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

    9After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven,

  31. Spammy ate my bible quote from the KJV. Must have been all those words it didn’t understand… thy, ye, thou…

  32. Matthew 6 King James Version

    1Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. 2Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 3But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: 4That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.

    5And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 6But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

    7But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. 8Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

    9After this manner therefore pray ye:

    Our Father which art in heaven

  33. King James. Now that impresses me.

  34. See, the right wing nutcases have what you call a Customizable Bible. It’s kind of a mental loose leaf binder, where they retain the parts that they like and rip out the parts they don’t. Kind of like a buffet bible. Pick what you want Why I dare say they never really worry about the seven deadly sins, it’s more like Five deadly sins, whichever five they don’t practice, and those would be the ones they criticize others for having.

    Alas you pharisees. Hypocrites, all.

  35. Thanks for posting that, Karen. I knew it was in the Bible somewhere.

    You’re correct, Uppity. They do tend to pick parts of the Bible that point the finger at others and parts that let them off the hook for their bad behavior.

  36. Loved that driving dogs vid. Thanks for posting that! We need to see something thats not completely horrible.

  37. Standing ovation for this post!! I needed a laugh today and also to have my cockles warmed (no coments from the gallery, please) — these baies are too cute — where DO you come up with these, Upps???

  38. Uppity Woman, on December 15, 2012 at 2:25 PM said: Edit Comment

    Word.

  39. Choose as many as you want. Cheat and vote often! Pretend it’s 2008.

    Gee, how can we forget?!?!?

    Hah! That is awesome. Teach your dog to drive. Excellent. Betcha they’d be safer drivers than the human speed demons out there.

  40. More dog intelligence.
    http://quipster.wordpress.com/2012/11/03/dogs-use-doorbell/

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