riding in cars with dogs

Lollie loves riding in cars so much that if ever, on a walk, I ask her to stop and sit in the mere vicinity of a car, she assumes we are going to get into that car, and starts scooting a very excited and wiggly butt toward the back door, looking expectantly at the door handle. In her first days with us she would jump up on the car to see inside and indicate her interest in going for a ride, but we have since convinced her that this is not so cool.

We are a two-car family (left over from our days in Texas, where it’s almost impossible to not have one car per driver), and one of our cars is a sedan, while the other is an old two-door SUV. Lollie does not discriminate in which car she likes to joyride in, but we have discovered that she hates jumping in through the back of the SUV. If you’ve seen any photos of Lollie, you know that while she is quite skinny, she is hardly a waif. In fact, she is quite athletic and loaded with muscle, and generally a good climber and jumper.

So why, then, does she act like a helpless little prima donna when it comes time to load up in the truck?

Maybe she just likes the extra hugs and attention from her foster dad.

For more info on adopting Lollie, contact us at DCpetographer@gmail.com or 301-520-7123.

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9 responses

  1. Aw! So sweet. Our dogs love going for car rides too. Nemo can (and will) hop in the car no problem, but Molly and Melanie are older and need a little help to get in. They’re always so eager though they forget they can’t do it themselves! They end up with their front paws in the car and doing little jump-hops trying haul themselves up there, giving us that same look Lollie does wanting us to help them in :)

  2. I’m thinkin’ your hypothesis is correct. She seems thrilled with the situation in those last photos. What a sweetheart. She must have both of you wrapped around her cute little paw.

    • Yeah, I love the “nervous pit bull” look she’s giving, with her eyebrows furrowed and her little tongue sticking out just a tiny bit. Chick does the exact same look.

  3. My dog does the same thing! He won’t get into the back seat on his own, even though he’s very capable. I always have to lift him into the seat. I never thought that maybe he just wants more hugs. :)
    All of the photos are lovely! Did I see your name mentioned on the photos for Handsome Dan?

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