Thursday, February 3, 2011

Back seat driver

When we go on long, or short, car trips Alven has a problem staying in the doggy designated area, which would be the entire back seat. He needs to be part of the action up front and comment on our driving technique, our chosen route and pretty much just be a busy body.

On one of our trips to NYC we realized just the lengths he'll go to when it comes to getting his way. After several attempts at sneaking up front through the middle consul he realized he needed to change tactics and reevaluate his strategy. For a few minutes I thought he had finally gotten the message and decided to be a good boy and settle down for the rest of the ride. A definite underestimation of his determination. A second later I felt some hot breath on my right arm and I turned to find the following:

My first reaction was to laugh, but after that I had to give him credit for creative problem solving while at the same time feeling a little stunned at how determined this pup can be.

In case you're wondering, the reason he can wedge his head between the seat and the car is because we put cushions on the floor so that they have more space to stretch out and we don't have to worry about them falling off the backseat.


  1. I think that should have won him the Front Seat PRIZE.

  2. Alven, you get an "A" for effort!!

  3. Heeeeheeeeeee!!! Yep! that is his doxin stubborness at work!

  4. -snortgigglelaughtcoughcough- I swear they make themselves look cuter when they know they are doing something they should!

  5. It is so funny! I will give him the front seat. It is his!

  6. BOL!!! That is hysterical!!! Gotta give him a E for effort!

    (((hugs)) your friends
    Oskar, Schatzi & Xena