I've seen Harley guys have a dog in a
leather pouch. (Okay -- I saw just
about everything at Daytona Bike Week!)
Max weight/size for dog in Cobra?
I have a 70 lb 8yr old calm collie
and a dog harness (doctordog.com)
She does prefers the back seat in
my 91 mustang convertible.
The Dog Pound Lady asked if I really
wanted a dog "that old?" (47 in
human years), dog has bad teeth,
is missing teeth, overweight, saggy,
lazy, sleeps too much, sheds, farts
with a vengeance, was plain dumped by
her family when something better
(younger?) came along. Yep, I got
alot in common with that dog...
I had a dog jump on Buffy at a car show in the foothills of NorCal this past summer. His body is probably 95% decomposed by now in the drainage ditch I left him in, which would reveal the .45 slug used to allow him to assume ambient temperature.
I don't like dogs around my Cobra.
PS: Just kidding about actually popping a cap in the dog...but I was hot!
Dog-on...got a lot in common with your dog. One big issue with dogs and cars is that dogs riding with heads hanging out of windows or open roadsters are they contract ear problems/ear mites.
Also, dogs at car shows, kids soccer games, etc., is a pet-pieve of mine. Going on a run to Petco, or pick up a qt. of milk, fine. Anything else you start to look like Paris Hilton..in a bad way; leave Rover home.
My dog is part of the family. He goes to the warehouse with me every single day of the week.
The passenger side of my truck is his. When my wife rides with me, he looks like someone stole his best friend!!
He just can't understand why someone would take his spot. I'll have to figure out how he can ride in the Cobra when it's done.
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I've thought about pets in the Cobra, but because of their accute hearing, I thought the noise would bother them more than it bothers me, and I wear ear plugs when I am in the car. Just my 1 1/2c worth.
I have two dog's of my own and am a "pet-type" But pets are PETS and there are places they don't belong. And IMHO, around other people's prize possessions-most of which are valued at over $50k-is not one of them. Nor is the dinner table nor my bed.
That said, if T-Jack, you or anyone else wants a canine totin' Cobra, more power to you: I think that's great (assuming the bowser likes it). I would just be very discriminate on where I toted my pooch in my snake because not every one feels the same. With that said, I leave you with this qoute from Andy Rooney:
"I have the right 'NOT' to be tolerant of others because they are different, weird, or tick me off."
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Easy Chumpy...Eat's was just crackin' a joke. I think I'd also want to cap a dog, or any other critter, that jumped on my blood, sweat and tears. Doesn't mean I'd do it. I also own an 80# lab who I consider part of the family, but not one of my children. I've had a dog all of my life and I enjoy having them around. But, if she ever gets near my FFR there's gonna be hell to pay.
Dogs are dogs and I hate it when someone imposes their dog on me in inappropriate places. Around expensive hand-built cars is one of those places IMHO. But...I'd also get a kick out of seeing Fido's ears flapping in the breeze in the passenger seat of someone else's Cobra!
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Sorry Jack. I honestly was happy to see someone else was into taking there dog with them in the cobra. BTW: how is the doggy seat restraint working out for you? My lab likest to move around alot on long trips so I can't find a way to have him strapped in and comfy for more than 20-30min.
I take my golden retrever with me. I wrap the seet in a towel and I put a one foot leash on him and connect it to the back of the street praformer seet. he loves it, but I would not let him run around at a car show.
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I don't think you'd get any argument about shooting the idiot who brought an unrestrained dog to a car show.
I've wondered the same question. This has been discussed in the Archives. I joked about making a second swappable trunk lid with a litte windshield so my dogs could sit there like R2D2 in an X-Wing fighter
I might consider Daisy my 5 year old bitch. They all love drives, but the younger two dogs tend to climp/jump on everythig and would damage things or distract me by climbing on me.
It's only natural wanting to share the ride with man's best friend.
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I took my 95 lb. lab/retriever mix for a drive in 3890. She's just too damn big to fit comfortably,because I was on the freeway I made her lay down on the seat.
I think that was probably her last trip in the Cobra.
Originally posted by tennessee jack: ...Naga- put some phone books on the passenger seat, then a dog crate belted down. -- a good safe
view for ZZP (Zu Zu's Petals)?...
Not a bad idea Jack.
We were moving a neice back home once and, among the things piled up in the back seat was her pet cat in a carrier with the front opening pointed toward the front of the car. The cat could see out the windshield and I could see the cat in my rear view mirror. A traffic jamb caught us by surprise and I had to nail the brakes pretty hard. I looked in the mirror to make sure the cat was OK and Fluffy's eyes were as big as saucers as she watched the rear of a truck get huge in the windshield. It was a hoot. I laughed for the next 100 miles.
Not sure I want to subject ZZP (aka Zudie!)to that. I guess I could get her a booster seat!
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I can't take my dog in the Cobra. All my dogs I have ever owned lay down on the floor in the back seat. Why? I figure in most accidents they would be safer back there and there is less of a chance of a 75 LB object hitting me. It works well for both of us and my seats don't get torn up. The alpha male in this pack won't let his natural pups ride with their heads out the window, why allow the dog?
My old lab (rip)used to head for the house when I pushed the Cobra out of the garage. I don't know if he was afraid of it or the noise hurt his ears but there was no way he would get in that car. My new lab has not seen it yet, he is only 13 weeks old and the Cobra is away for the winter. Can't wait till spring.
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My daughter takes her Stafford Shire Terrier every where she goes. She uses the harness and the seat belt and the dog loves it. He just sits there and looks out the window and wonders where he's going.
My Golden Retriever Molly is used to the back of the Explorer where she can stretch out and lay down while we drive, she is also somewhat jumpy when it comes to loud noises so I'm not sure how she would do in a roadster.
Why is it when a dog goes for a ride, the first thing they want to do is stick their head out the window, but if you blow in their face they get mad at you?
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