Paris Hilton is having a very large pool party to celebrate. While we are pretty sure that she has a pool party to celebrate every day that ends with a “y,” this particular pool party is something special. You see, California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill that would have outlawed driving with your dog in your lap. Airheaded starlets everywhere are breathing a sigh of relief.
To many dog owners, say those with Labradors or Great Danes, the law seemed a might extraneous to their own lives. Would you want your 85 lb. Boxer named Willow to sit on your lap while driving, eradicating any chance you might have in the future of genetic reproduction? Didn’t think so.
This law was pretty much going to only affect the little dogs. The ones who wear little pink T-shirts that say things like “Princess” or “Major *** Don’t get offended, these are real shirts and dogs are *** No letters please, we aren’t crazy about doggie couture either. The day you buy a Gucci dog collar is the day you have too much money and the IRS should raid your house just to take some stuff.
Our view? While we stand firm that every dog owner should have the right to take their dog with them on rides in the car—the day that is outlawed is the day we move to Canada—there should be a limit to where the dog is sitting. If texting or talking on a cell phone is considered a distraction how is your Taco Bell Chihuahua yipping in the front seat not going to cause an accident one day?
There are myriad options on the internet for safety harnesses and cargo carriers for automotive use. Or here’s a thought; why don’t you let Fido or Lady Barksalot ride in the back seat with his or her head out the window as God and nature intended.
via Associated Press