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Steven's recently purchased a 1964 Ford Falcon. This is one of Shelby's first rides in it. She's got that classic "dog in car window" look about her. Like she's "king of the world!"

The Falcon doesn't have very many saftey features which makes me a bit nervous. We're looking into putting in better seat belts. You'll notice that Shelby doesn't have her red seatbelt harness on. Because we only have lap belts in the back seats, I have to find a way to rig the belt or the harness so that she can be restrained in the back.

May 11, 2006 | Permalink


She looks like she's really enjoying it!

Posted by: Lori-Lyn | May 11, 2006 6:55:37 AM

What is it about dogs and wind in their face? Shelby looks cute!

Posted by: Carole | May 11, 2006 7:15:27 AM

awww, you can tell she's really lovin' it!
let's hope you can find a way to strap her in though, we don't want to lose the baby in a accident do we?!

Posted by: dana l. | May 11, 2006 7:18:15 AM

Hi Shelby and Winnie! Shelpy looks so cute
in this picture.

Posted by: Sara and Aulis | May 11, 2006 7:24:23 AM

I hate to be a downer but no dog should have it's head out the window of a moving car. Small particles in the wind can cause damage to the eyes.

Posted by: Rosemary | May 11, 2006 7:45:05 AM

hi winnie :)

shelby looks so cute here...

here's a petsmart link to a "doggie seatbelt" which is really just like a mini leash that attaches to their harness [never use w/ a collar, duh] and then the seatbelt. i love it because it's cheap and works with any kind of seatbelt, the woman we carpool w/ to pug meetups uses them, and you can shorten them so they just have enough slack to sit and lay down.


Posted by: stephanie | May 11, 2006 7:56:31 AM

Stephanie's suggestion is a good one,
I've used one with Kricket and it works
fine, turns out, for us though, Kricket
still prefers her travel case cause she
seems to enjoy snoozing til she gets
where she is going. We seat belt it in
place on the back seat. I agree safety

Posted by: AnnCrago | May 11, 2006 8:37:31 AM

She's flyin', she's flyin'...!!!

Posted by: Amanda B. | May 11, 2006 8:58:24 AM

Great picture! Perhaps you could put Shelby's doggles on when she rides so to make sure her eyes are protected.

Posted by: Anne | May 11, 2006 9:37:00 AM

we have the same things that Stephanie suggested for our girls - you just plug them into the seatbelt thingy (technical term) and then clip it to the harness. Easy-peezy!

Posted by: Amanda | May 11, 2006 12:42:18 PM

She looks a bit like the Red Baron and much happier than when she was harnessed into the back seat going to work. It's not like her head is sticking way out of the window or anything. Sometimes there's got to be an alternative to being totally safe, confined and unhappy. Looks like Shelby has found it.

Posted by: Bo | May 11, 2006 3:24:52 PM

Shelby's too cool...

Posted by: diana | May 12, 2006 2:49:41 AM

I get what ya mean,Bo,but I'm sure there are tons of kids that hate being strapped in the back seat too,but ya wouldn't let them rattle around the car would ya????

Posted by: AnnCrago | May 12, 2006 8:33:00 AM

Hmmm...Not being a breeder I can't say for sure. I grew up way before all the mandatory safety equipment.Even got to ride my bike without one of those peripheral vision obscuring helmets. There's win and lose in everything.

Posted by: Bo | May 12, 2006 8:47:51 AM

Me too,Bo, I'm an old girl too !! even used
to ride my ponies bare headed, nothing
like it, but now my "brain Bucket" is
always on the old noggen!!!

Posted by: AnnCrago | May 12, 2006 9:55:10 AM

Not willing to give up that "nothing like it" feeling. Maybe when I'm really really really old and there's no feeling left to matter......but probably not. Ponies sound like fun.

Posted by: Bo | May 12, 2006 10:28:11 AM

Good going Bo, I just want to live to see
another day!!! Ponies are a hoot, I'm
52 tomorrow and still ride everyday,I'm
a lucky girl, and Shelby is a cutie!!
Like to see her for a long time to come!
Take care everyone enjoy your weekend!!
Hugs from Canada

Posted by: Ann Crago | May 12, 2006 10:49:13 AM

It does look like Shelby is enjoying herself...and I bet she didn't whine half as much either!

Posted by: JJ | May 12, 2006 1:31:29 PM

Happy Bday Ann! I did 56 last month.

Posted by: Bo | May 12, 2006 2:01:16 PM

Oh way to go..us old guys must stick
together!!! (Shelby sure does look like
a free spirit though !!) rock on Shelby!!

Posted by: Ann Crago | May 12, 2006 2:57:06 PM

i doubt the doggie seat belt would work on belts that old- i have a '63 mercury meteor and they are pretty archaic.

winnie, my husband has a '65 truck that did not even come with seat belts! i can live without airbags, alarms, etc, but i do like to be strapped in! here's a small bit of comfort- at least she's surrounded by genuine steel- the average new (plastic) car can't do much damage if it hits 'em!

guilty of riding with my dog in these vehicles...

Posted by: patience | May 13, 2006 5:57:09 AM

I made this picture the wallpaper on my computer @ work. We laugh every time we see it! Thanks!

Posted by: Amanda B. | May 13, 2006 6:15:59 AM

Can you post a picture of your Ford Falcon?

Posted by: Jon | May 13, 2006 8:21:28 AM

Happy Mother's Day Winnie!!!
I know Shelby appreciates you!

Posted by: Amanda B. | May 14, 2006 11:31:35 AM

why wouldn't it work w/ old seatbelts? it's still a lap belt isn't it? that's what we use, the lap belt in the middle of the back seat. don't know much about old cars, just curious, that's all!


Posted by: stephanie | May 14, 2006 6:15:25 PM

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